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Hydrus Network


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 3/14/2019.

The hydrus network client is an application written for anon and other internet-fluent media nerds who have large image/swf collections. It browses with tags instead of folders, a little like a *booru on your desktop. Tags and files can be anonymously shared through custom servers that any user may run. Everything is free, and the source code is included with the release. It is developed for Windows, but fairly functional builds for Linux and OS X are released at the same time.

The software is constantly being improved. I put out a new release every Wednesday by 8pm Eastern.

This github repository is currently a weekly sync with my home dev environment, where I work on hydrus by myself. Feel free to fork, but please don't make pull requests at this time.

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

C:\> choco install hydrus-network --version 343.0

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

C:\> choco upgrade hydrus-network --version 343.0


  • legal\LICENSE.txt Show
                        Version 2, December 2004
     Copyright (C) 2004 Sam Hocevar <[email protected]>
     Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim or modified
     copies of this license document, and changing it is allowed as long
     as the name is changed.
      0. You just DO WHAT THE FUCK YOU WANT TO.
  • legal\VERIFICATION.txt Show
    Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
    in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.
    Package can be verified like this:
    1. Go to
       to download the installer.
    2. You can use one of the following methods to obtain the SHA256 checksum:
       - Use powershell function 'Get-FileHash'
       - Use Chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe'
       checksum64: 5802CB9DB5484B98988990D5A1961E52AC19247EFB17CD0A497DC1009A4AD0EA
    Using AU:
    The file 'LICENSE.txt' has been obtained from <>
  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $filePath = gi "$toolsDir\*x64.exe"
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName      = 'hydrus-network'
      fileType         = 'EXE'
      file             = "$filePath"
      softwareName     = 'Hydrus Network*'
      silentArgs       = '/VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /DIR="C:\Program Files\Hydrus Network"'
    Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs
    Remove-Item -Force -ea 0 $filePath
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = 'hydrus-network'
      softwareName  = 'Hydrus Network*'
      fileType      = 'EXE'
      validExitCodes= @(0)
    $uninstalled = $false
    [array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
      $key | % { 
        $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
        if ($packageArgs['fileType'] -eq 'MSI') {
          $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = "$($_.PSChildName) $($packageArgs['silentArgs'])"
          $packageArgs['file'] = ''
        Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    } elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
      Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    } elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
      Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
      Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
      Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
      $key | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}
  • tools\Hydrus.Network.343.-.Windows.-.Installer_x64.exe

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • hydrusnetwork
  • anonymous


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Hydrus Network 347.0 34 Thursday, April 11, 2019 approved
Hydrus Network 345.0 28 Wednesday, April 3, 2019 approved
Hydrus Network 343.0 40 Thursday, March 14, 2019 approved
Hydrus Network 342.0 11 Wednesday, March 13, 2019 approved
Hydrus Network 341.0 30 Thursday, February 28, 2019 approved
Hydrus Network 340.0 42 Thursday, February 14, 2019 approved
Hydrus Network 339.0 37 Friday, February 8, 2019 approved
Hydrus Network 338.0 50 Thursday, January 31, 2019 approved
Hydrus Network 337.0 47 Thursday, January 24, 2019 approved
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