CommandsSearch

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List/Search Command (choco search)

Chocolatey will perform a search for a package local or remote. Some may prefer to use [[clist|Commandslist]] as a shortcut for [[choco list|Commandslist]].

NOTE: 100% compatible with older Chocolatey client (0.9.8.x and below) with options and switches. In most cases you can still pass options and switches with one dash (-). For more details, see how to pass arguments (choco -?).

Usage

choco search <filter> [<options/switches>]
choco list <filter> [<options/switches>]
clist <filter> [<options/switches>]

Examples

choco list --local-only
choco list -li
choco list -lai
choco list --page=0 --page-size=25
choco search git
choco search git -s "'https://somewhere/out/there'"
choco search bob -s "'https://somewhere/protected'" -u user -p pass

See It In Action

choco search

Alternative Sources

Available in 0.9.10+.

WebPI

This specifies the source is Web PI (Web Platform Installer) and that we are searching for a WebPI product, such as IISExpress. If you do not have the Web PI command line installed, it will install that first and then perform the search requested. e.g. choco list --source webpi

Windows Features

This specifies that the source is a Windows Feature and we should install via the Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool (DISM) on the local machine. e.g. choco list --source windowsfeatures

Options and Switches

NOTE: Options and switches apply to all items passed, so if you are running a command like install that allows installing multiple packages, and you use --version=1.0.0, it is going to look for and try to install version 1.0.0 of every package passed. So please split out multiple package calls when wanting to pass specific options.

Includes default options/switches (included below for completeness).


 -?, --help, -h
     Prints out the help menu.

 -d, --debug
     Debug - Show debug messaging.

 -v, --verbose
     Verbose - Show verbose messaging. Very verbose messaging, avoid using 
       under normal circumstances.

     --trace
     Trace - Show trace messaging. Very, very verbose trace messaging. Avoid 
       except when needing super low-level .NET Framework debugging. Available 
       in 0.10.4+.

     --nocolor, --no-color
     No Color - Do not show colorization in logging output. This overrides 
       the feature 'logWithoutColor', set to 'False'. Available in 0.10.9+.

     --acceptlicense, --accept-license
     AcceptLicense - Accept license dialogs automatically. Reserved for 
       future use.

 -y, --yes, --confirm
     Confirm all prompts - Chooses affirmative answer instead of prompting. 
       Implies --accept-license

 -f, --force
     Force - force the behavior. Do not use force during normal operation - 
       it subverts some of the smart behavior for commands.

     --noop, --whatif, --what-if
     NoOp / WhatIf - Don't actually do anything.

 -r, --limitoutput, --limit-output
     LimitOutput - Limit the output to essential information

     --timeout, --execution-timeout=VALUE
     CommandExecutionTimeout (in seconds) - The time to allow a command to 
       finish before timing out. Overrides the default execution timeout in the 
       configuration of 2700 seconds. '0' for infinite starting in 0.10.4.

 -c, --cache, --cachelocation, --cache-location=VALUE
     CacheLocation - Location for download cache, defaults to %TEMP% or value 
       in chocolatey.config file.

     --allowunofficial, --allow-unofficial, --allowunofficialbuild, --allow-unofficial-build
     AllowUnofficialBuild - When not using the official build you must set 
       this flag for choco to continue.

     --failstderr, --failonstderr, --fail-on-stderr, --fail-on-standard-error, --fail-on-error-output
     FailOnStandardError - Fail on standard error output (stderr), typically 
       received when running external commands during install providers. This 
       overrides the feature failOnStandardError.

     --use-system-powershell
     UseSystemPowerShell - Execute PowerShell using an external process 
       instead of the built-in PowerShell host. Should only be used when 
       internal host is failing. Available in 0.9.10+.

     --no-progress
     Do Not Show Progress - Do not show download progress percentages. 
       Available in 0.10.4+.

     --proxy=VALUE
     Proxy Location - Explicit proxy location. Overrides the default proxy 
       location of ''. Available for config settings in 0.9.9.9+, this CLI 
       option available in 0.10.4+.

     --proxy-user=VALUE
     Proxy User Name - Explicit proxy user (optional). Requires explicity 
       proxy (`--proxy` or config setting). Overrides the default proxy user of 
       '123'. Available for config settings in 0.9.9.9+, this CLI option 
       available in 0.10.4+.

     --proxy-password=VALUE
     Proxy Password - Explicit proxy password (optional) to be used with 
       username. Requires explicity proxy (`--proxy` or config setting) and 
       user name.  Overrides the default proxy password (encrypted in settings 
       if set). Available for config settings in 0.9.9.9+, this CLI option 
       available in 0.10.4+.

     --proxy-bypass-list=VALUE
     ProxyBypassList - Comma separated list of regex locations to bypass on 
       proxy. Requires explicity proxy (`--proxy` or config setting). Overrides 
       the default proxy bypass list of ''. Available in 0.10.4+.

     --proxy-bypass-on-local
     Proxy Bypass On Local - Bypass proxy for local connections. Requires 
       explicity proxy (`--proxy` or config setting). Overrides the default 
       proxy bypass on local setting of 'True'. Available in 0.10.4+.

     --log-file=VALUE
     Log File to output to in addition to regular loggers. Available in 0.1-
       0.8+.

 -s, --source=VALUE
     Source - Source location for install. Can use special 'webpi' or 
       'windowsfeatures' sources. Defaults to sources.

 -l, --lo, --localonly, --local-only
     LocalOnly - Only search against local machine items.

     --idonly, --id-only
     Id Only - Only return Package Ids in the list results. Available in 0.1-
       0.6+.

     --pre, --prerelease
     Prerelease - Include Prereleases? Defaults to false.

 -i, --includeprograms, --include-programs
     IncludePrograms - Used in conjunction with LocalOnly, filters out apps 
       chocolatey has listed as packages and includes those in the list. 
       Defaults to false.

 -a, --all, --allversions, --all-versions
     AllVersions - include results from all versions.

     --version=VALUE
     Version - Specific version of a package to return.

 -u, --user=VALUE
     User - used with authenticated feeds. Defaults to empty.

 -p, --password=VALUE
     Password - the user's password to the source. Defaults to empty.

     --cert=VALUE
     Client certificate - PFX pathname for an x509 authenticated feeds. 
       Defaults to empty. Available in 0.9.10+.

     --cp, --certpassword=VALUE
     Certificate Password - the client certificate's password to the source. 
       Defaults to empty. Available in 0.9.10+.

     --page=VALUE
     Page - the 'page' of results to return. Defaults to return all results. 
       Available in 0.9.10+.

     --page-size=VALUE
     Page Size - the amount of package results to return per page. Defaults 
       to 25. Available in 0.9.10+.

 -e, --exact
     Exact - Only return packages with this exact name. Available in 0.9.10+.

     --by-id-only
     ByIdOnly - Only return packages where the id contains the search filter. 
       Available in 0.9.10+.

     --by-tag-only, --by-tags-only
     ByTagOnly - Only return packages where the search filter matches on the 
       tags. Available in 0.10.6+.

     --id-starts-with
     IdStartsWith - Only return packages where the id starts with the search 
       filter. Available in 0.9.10+.

     --order-by-popularity
     OrderByPopularity - Sort by package results by popularity. Available in 
       0.9.10+.

     --approved-only
     ApprovedOnly - Only return approved packages - this option will filter 
       out results not from the [community repository](https://chocolatey.org/packages). Available in 0.9.10+.

     --download-cache, --download-cache-only
     DownloadCacheAvailable - Only return packages that have a download cache 
       available - this option will filter out results not from the community 
       repository. Available in 0.9.10+.

     --not-broken
     NotBroken - Only return packages that are not failing testing - this 
       option only filters out failing results from the [community feed](https://chocolatey.org/packages). It will 
       not filter against other sources. Available in 0.9.10+.

     --detail, --detailed
     Detailed - Alias for verbose. Available in 0.9.10+.

     --audit, --showaudit, --show-audit, --show-audit-info
     Show Audit Information - Display auditing information for a package. 
       Available in business editions 1.12.0+. 

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NOTE: This documentation has been automatically generated from choco search -h.

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