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This package was approved as a trusted package on 7/5/2018.

PSPad is a freeware programmer's editor for Microsoft Windows operating systems,
useful for people who:

  • work with various programming environments
  • like highlighted syntax in their source code
  • need a small tool with simple controls and the capabilities of a mighty code editor
  • are looking for a tool that handles plain text
  • want to save time - PSPad offers rich text formating functions
  • need a tool that offers user extension capabilities
  • want to save money and still have the functionality of professional products because PSPad is free for
    commercial and government purposes too

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

C:\> choco install pspad

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

C:\> choco upgrade pspad


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    # you do not edit below this line! in fact you DO NOT edit below the line above this one.
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    #$toolsDir   = "$(  Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition  )"
    $url         = ''
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = $packageName
      unzipLocation  = "$(  Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition  )"
      fileType       = 'exe'
      URL            = $url
      checksum       = 'AE67846916A18492D4DA24F2E7D5EDCA'
      checksumType   = 'md5'
      validExitCodes = @(0)
      skipShims      = @('phpCB.exe', 'TiDy.exe')
      softwareName   = 'PSPad'
    foreach ($file in $packageArgs.skipShims) {
      New-Item -Path $packageArgs.unzipLocation -Name "$file.ignore" -Type file -Force | 
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    rm $toolsDir\pspad*setup.exe -EA 0
  • tools\phpCB.exe.ignore
  • tools\TiDy.exe.ignore

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Jan Fiala


Copyright (C) 2001-2015 Jan Fiala


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
PSPad 5.0.0 140 Tuesday, May 8, 2018 approved
PSPad 1881 Tuesday, July 25, 2017 approved
PSPad 4.5.9 2144 Sunday, March 1, 2015 approved
PSPad 4.5.8 534 Saturday, October 18, 2014 approved

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