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Chocolatey - kind of like apt-get, but for Windows Build status

You can just call me Chocolatey.

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Let's get Chocolatey!

"I'm a tools enabler, I'm a global silent application installer. I configure stuff. Some people want to call me apt-get for Windows, I just want to get #chocolatey!"

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Chocolatey is a global PowerShell execution engine using the NuGet packaging infrastructure. Think of it as the ultimate automation tool for Windows.

Chocolatey is like apt-get, but built with Windows in mind (there are differences and limitations). For those unfamiliar with APT/Debian, think about Chocolatey as a global silent installer for applications and tools. It can also do configuration tasks and anything that you can do with PowerShell. The power you hold with a tool like Chocolatey is only limited by your imagination!

You can develop your tools and applications with NuGet, and release them with Chocolatey! But Chocolatey is not just for .NET tools. It's for nearly any Windows application/tool!

Want to learn more?


Frequently Asked Questions
Why Chocolatey
License Acceptance Terms
Waiver of Responsibility
Release Notes

Using Chocolatey

Installing Chocolatey
Uninstalling Chocolatey
Getting Started
Command Reference
Use Chocolatey to set up source code development environments!
What distinction does Chocolatey make between an installable and a portable application?


Creating packages
Keep in Mind Distribution Rights
Helper Reference
Outdated packages? Triage process



Where are we? Where are we going?

Google Group

Chocolatey has a Google Groups group. Please join and ask questions and send feedback.

If you have issues with a package (or it is out of date), please use the contact maintainers link on the package page itself. If the maintainer doesn’t respond within a given time frame (say a day or two), feel free to bring it up with the group.


  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8/2003/2008
  • .NET Framework 4.0
  • PowerShell 2.0
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