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GnuWin32 CoreUtils for Windows (Install)


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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 12/23/2015.

The GNU Core Utilities are the basic file, shell and text manipulation utilities of the GNU operating system.
These are the core utilities which are expected to exist on every operating system.

Source, pre-built binaries, installers and md5 signatures are available as gnuwin32 sourceforge files. They are presented through this nuget package without modification.

Additional information about the coreutils package can be found on the coreutils homepage.

Based on the text of the coreutils FAQ and this version's release date and source copyrights asserted in 2004 and 2005, copyright is attributed to FSF which at that time required new attributions to be assigned to FSF. A cursory search through the source finds that individual author copyright text is asserted in the source tree between 1984-2005.

Credit also unknown authors, since the AUTHORS file in source does not list every contributor for each utility, and the maintainer of the gnuwin32 tools.

To install GnuWin32 CoreUtils for Windows (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install gnuwin32-coreutils.install

To upgrade GnuWin32 CoreUtils for Windows (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade gnuwin32-coreutils.install


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName = 'gnuwin32-coreutils.install'
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $url = ''
    $validExitCodes = @(0) #please insert other valid exit codes here, exit codes for ms
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $checksum = '5a3e9d30b906dadf54de0635522fd62c'
    $checksumType = 'md5'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$url" -validExitCodes $validExitCodes -checksum $checksum -checksumType $checksumType
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName = 'gnuwin32-coreutils.install'
    $registryUninstallerKeyName = 'CoreUtils-5.3.0_is1' # Is the suffix _is1 standard?
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $silentArgs = '/VERYSILENT /NORESTART'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    $osBitness = Get-ProcessorBits
    if ($osBitness -eq 64) {
      $file = (Get-ItemProperty -Path "hklm:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryUninstallerKeyName").UninstallString
    } else {
      $file = (Get-ItemProperty -Path "hklm:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryUninstallerKeyName").UninstallString
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName -FileType $installerType -SilentArgs $silentArgs -validExitCodes $validExitCodes -File $file

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Arnold Robbins
  • Colin Plumb
  • David M. Ihnat
  • David MacKenzie
  • François Pinard
  • H. Peter Anvin
  • Ian Lance Taylor
  • Jay Lepreau
  • Jim Kingdon
  • Jim Meyering
  • Joseph Arceneaux
  • Kaveh Ghazi
  • Kayvan Aghaiepour
  • Larry McVoy
  • Mark Kettenis
  • Michael Meskes
  • Michael Stone
  • Mike Haertel
  • Mike Parker
  • Paul Eggert
  • Paul Rubin
  • Pete TerMaat
  • Q. Frank Xia
  • Randy Smith
  • Richard M. Stallman
  • Richard Mlynarik
  • Roland Huebner
  • Roland McGrath
  • Ross Paterson
  • Scott Bartram
  • Scott Miller
  • Stuart Kemp
  • Torbjorn Granlund
  • Ulrich Drepper
  • unknown


Copyright © 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.


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