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This package was approved by moderator AdmiringWorm on 12/7/2017.

A freeware program aims to provide what a student of classic Arabic arts needs.

It provides the ability to import various documents, to export books, to search in them,
and to read in many books which can be downloaded via the auto-update feature.

P.S. Some anti virus softwares may complain about a virus detection.
This is a false positive.
Make sure to turn off your anti virus before trying to install.

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

C:\> choco install shamela

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

C:\> choco upgrade shamela


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName = $Env:ChocolateyPackageName;
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      unzipLocation = Join-Path $Env:Temp $packageName
      fileType      = 'rar'
      url           = ''
      softwareName  = 'shamela*'
      checksum      = '97dd189eb019e6c93498fdd542376dbbf0ee4e5d59d7639019e69b4e1aad336a'
      checksumType  = 'sha256'
    Get-ChocolateyWebFile -PackageName $packageName -FileFullPath "$Env:Temp\$packageName$Env:ChocolateyPackageVersion.rar" -Url $packageArgs.url -Checksum $packageArgs.checksum -ChecksumType $packageArgs.checksumType
    Get-ChocolateyUnzip -FileFullPath "$Env:Temp\shamela$Env:ChocolateyPackageVersion.rar" -Destination $Env:ChocolateyPackageFolder -PackageName $packageName
    Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage -PackageName $packageName -FileType 'exe' -SilentArgs '/S' -File "$Env:ChocolateyPackageFolder\$packageName$Env:ChocolateyPackageVersion\setup.exe"

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Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.


This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Nafe AlMasri


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