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This package was approved as a trusted package on 1/20/2015.

Pester provides a framework for running BDD style Tests to execute and validate PowerShell commands inside of PowerShell and offers a powerful set of Mocking Functions that allow tests to mimic and mock the functionality of any command inside of a piece of powershell code being tested. Pester tests can execute any command or script that is accesible to a pester test file. This can include functions, Cmdlets, Modules and scripts. Pester can be run in ad hoc style in a console or it can be integrated into the Build scripts of a Continuous Integration system.

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

C:\> choco install pester --version 2.0.1

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

C:\> choco upgrade pester --version 2.0.1


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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Pester Team


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Pester 4.8.0 878 Wednesday, May 1, 2019 approved
Pester 4.7.3 3250 Saturday, March 23, 2019 approved
Pester 4.7.2 1189 Friday, March 8, 2019 approved
Pester 4.7.1 416 Tuesday, March 5, 2019 approved
Pester 4.7.0 236 Sunday, March 3, 2019 approved
Pester 4.4.1 8769 Thursday, September 20, 2018 approved
Pester 4.4.0 4744 Friday, July 20, 2018 approved
Pester 4.4.0-beta2 88 Sunday, July 8, 2018 approved
Pester 4.4.0-beta 203 Sunday, May 6, 2018 approved
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