Downloads of v 1.5.3:


Last Update:

25 Feb 2015

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Evan Martin


ninja build cmake gyp


This is not the latest version of Ninja available.

1.5.3 | Updated: 25 Feb 2015



Downloads of v 1.5.3:


Software Author(s):

  • Evan Martin

Ninja 1.5.3

This is not the latest version of Ninja available.

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


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


To uninstall Ninja, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade ninja -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade ninja -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure ninja installed
    name: ninja
    state: present
    version: 1.5.3
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'ninja' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.5.3'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: ninja,
    Version: 1.5.3,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller ninja
   Name     = 'ninja'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.5.3'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'ninja':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.5.3',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install ninja version="1.5.3" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 24 Apr 2015.


a small build system with focus on speed

try {
  $sysDrive = $env:SystemDrive
  $ninjaPath =  "$sysDrive/tools/ninja"

  Install-ChocolateyZipPackage 'ninja' '' $ninjaPath
  Install-ChocolateyPath $ninjaPath

  write-host 'ninja has been installed. Call ninja -h from the command line to see the list of options. You may need to close and repoen the command shell.'
  Write-ChocolateySuccess 'ninja'
} catch {
  Write-ChocolateyFailure 'ninja' $($._Exception.Message)

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Ninja 210559 Friday, February 8, 2019 Approved
Ninja 1.9.0 1727 Thursday, January 31, 2019 Approved
Ninja 1.8.2 13911 Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Approved
Ninja 1.7.2 61174 Sunday, March 12, 2017 Approved
Ninja 1.7.1 9345 Sunday, June 12, 2016 Approved
Ninja 1.6.0 5698 Thursday, July 23, 2015 Approved
Ninja 1.5.3 579 Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Approved
Ninja 1.5.1 690 Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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