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This package was approved as a trusted package on 7/4/2018.

fd is a simple, fast and user-friendly alternative to

While it does not seek to mirror all of find's powerful functionality, it provides sensible
(opinionated) defaults for 80% of the use cases.


  • Convenient syntax: fd PATTERN instead of find -iname '*PATTERN*'.
  • Colorized terminal output (similar to ls).
  • It's fast.
  • Smart case: the search is case-insensitive by default. It switches to
    case-sensitive if the pattern contains an uppercase
  • Ignores hidden directories and files, by default.
  • Ignores patterns from your .gitignore, by default.
  • Regular expressions.
  • Unicode-awareness.
  • The command name is 50% shorter* than
    find :-).
  • Parallel command execution with a syntax similar to GNU Parallel.

To install fd, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install fd

To upgrade fd, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade fd


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'fd'
    $url32      = ''
    $url64      = ''
    $checksum32 = '864312a830a4a2e29d49aac1bb7c25ab55e223590406e79b8cbc5b16836e58e4'
    $checksum64 = '074e280b3399aa2792cb3ae1fe20afab5f0465d69a07a694dbfbbbea2908211d'
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                                 -Url "$url32" `
                                 -Url64Bit "$url64" `
                                 -UnzipLocation "$toolsDir" `
                                 -Checksum "$checksum32" `
                                 -ChecksumType "sha256" `
                                 -Checksum64 "$checksum64" `
                                 -ChecksumType64 "sha256" `

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • sharkdp


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
fd 7.1.0 2 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 waiting for maintainer
fd 6.3.0 130 Wednesday, February 14, 2018 approved
fd 6.2.0 104 Sunday, January 28, 2018 approved

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