Scoop is a command-line installer for Windows.
What does Scoop do?
Scoop installs programs from the command line with a minimal amount of friction. It:
- Eliminates permission popup windows
- Hides GUI wizard-style installers
- Prevents PATH pollution from installing lots of programs
- Avoids unexpected side-effects from installing and uninstalling programs
- Finds and installs dependencies automatically
- Performs all the extra setup steps itself to get a working program
Scoop is very scriptable, so you can run repeatable setups to get your environment just the way you like, e.g.:
scoop install sudo sudo scoop install 7zip git openssh --global scoop install aria2 curl grep sed less touch scoop install python ruby go perl
If you've built software that you'd like others to use, Scoop is an alternative to building an installer (e.g. MSI or InnoSetup) — you just need to zip your program and provide a JSON manifest that describes how to install it.
Run the following command from a non-admin PowerShell to install scoop to its default location
iwr -useb get.scoop.sh | iex
Advanced installation instruction and full documentation of the installer are available in ScoopInstaller/Install. Please create new issues there if you have questions about the installation.
Multi-connection downloads with
Scoop can utilize
aria2 to use multi-connection downloads. Simply install
aria2 through Scoop and it will be used for all downloads afterward.
scoop install aria2
scoop displays a warning when running
scoop install or
scoop update while
aria2 is enabled. This warning can be suppressed by running
scoop config aria2-warning-enabled false.
You can tweak the following
aria2 settings with the
scoop config command:
- aria2-enabled (default: true)
- aria2-warning-enabled (default: true)
- aria2-retry-wait (default: 2)
- aria2-split (default: 5)
- aria2-max-connection-per-server (default: 5)
- aria2-min-split-size (default: 5M)
- aria2-options (default: )
What sort of apps can Scoop install?
The apps that install best with Scoop are commonly called "portable" apps: i.e. compressed program files that run stand-alone when extracted and don't have side-effects like changing the registry or putting files outside the program directory.
Since installers are common, Scoop supports them too (and their uninstallers).
Scoop is also great at handling single-file programs and Powershell scripts. These don't even need to be compressed. See the runat package for an example: it's really just a GitHub gist.
Contribute to this project
If you'd like to improve Scoop by adding features or fixing bugs, please read our Contributing Guide.
Support this project
If you find Scoop useful and would like to support ongoing development and maintenance, here's how:
- PayPal (one-time donation)
Known application buckets
The following buckets are known to scoop:
- main - Default bucket for the most common (mostly CLI) apps
- extras - Apps that don't fit the main bucket's criteria
- games - Open source/freeware games and game-related tools
- nerd-fonts - Nerd Fonts
- nirsoft - Almost all of the 250+ apps from Nirsoft
- sysinternals - Sysinternals Suite and all individual application from Microsoft
- java - A collection of Java development kits (JDKs), Java runtime engines (JREs), Java's virtual machine debugging tools and Java based runtime engines.
- nonportable - Non-portable apps (may require UAC)
- php - Installers for most versions of PHP
- versions - Alternative versions of apps found in other buckets
The main bucket is installed by default. To add any of the other buckets, type:
scoop bucket add bucketname
For example, to add the extras bucket, type:
scoop bucket add extras