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Chocolatey is a package manager for Windows (like apt-get but for Windows). It was designed to be a decentralized framework for quickly installing applications and tools that you need. It is built on the NuGet infrastructure currently using PowerShell as its focus for delivering packages from the distros to your door, err computer.

Chocolatey is brought to you by the work and inspiration of the community, the work and thankless nights of the [Chocolatey Team](https://github.com/orgs/chocolatey/people), with Rob heading up the direction.

You can host your own sources and add them to Chocolatey, you can extend Chocolatey's capabilities, and folks, it's only going to get better.

### Commands

There are quite a few commands you can call - you should check out the [command reference](https://chocolatey.org/docs/commands-reference). Here are the most common:

* Help - choco -? or choco command -?

* Search - choco search something

* List - choco list -lo

* Config - choco config list

* Install - choco install baretail

* Pin - choco pin windirstat

* Outdated - choco outdated

* Upgrade - choco upgrade baretail

* Uninstall - choco uninstall baretail

#### Alternative installation sources:

* Install ruby gem - choco install compass -source ruby

* Install python egg - choco install sphynx -source python

* Install windows feature - choco install IIS -source windowsfeatures

* Install webpi feature - choco install IIS7.5Express -source webpi

#### More

For more advanced commands and switches, use `choco -?` or `choco command -h`. You can also look at the [command reference](https://chocolatey.org/docs/commands-reference), including how you can force a package to install the x86 version of a package.

### Create Packages?

We have some great guidance on how to do that. Where? I'll give you a hint, it rhymes with socks! [Docs!](https://chocolatey.org/docs/create-packages)

In that mess there is a link to the [PowerShell Chocolatey module reference](https://chocolatey.org/docs/helpers-reference).

To install Chocolatey, run the following command in the Package Manager Console

Install-Package chocolatey

Release Notes

See all - https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/blob/stable/CHANGELOG.md

## 0.10.3


* Fix - Do Not Check `$LastExitCode` - Only error a package install if script errors or set a different exit code when it is specifically set - see [#1000](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/1000)

Starting in v0.9.10, Chocolatey started checking `$LASTEXITCODE` in addition to the script command success as a way to be more helpful in determining package failures. This meant it offered the ability to capture when a script exited with `Exit 1` and handle that accordingly. However that really has never been a recommended scenario for returning errors from scripts and is not seen in the wild anywhere so it is believed that those that may be affected are very few.

Checking `$LastExitCode` checks the last executable's exit code when the script specifically does not call `Exit` (which is . This can lead to very perplexing failures, such as running a successful xcopy that exits with `2` and seeing package failures without understanding why. Since it is not typically recommended to call `Exit` to return a value from PowerShell because of issues with different hosts, it's less of a concern to only look at explicit failures. For folks that may need it, allow failing a package again by the last external command exit code or `exit` from a PowerShell script. Note that it is not recommended to use exit with a number to return from PowerShell scripts. Instead you should use `$env:ChocolateyExitCode` or `Set-PowerShellExitCode` (first available in v0.9.10) to ensure proper setting of the exit code.

If you need the prior behavior, please turn on the feature `scriptsCheckLastExitCode`.


* Fix - chocolateybeforemodify runs after modifying (moving) chocolatey lib package files - see [#995](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/995)
* Fix - The refreshenv command throws an error about Write-FunctionCallLogMessage when ran in PowerShell on 0.10.2 - see [#996](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/996)

## 0.10.2

We're dubbing this the "Every Joe" release in honor of a friend that just lost his fight with brain cancer. If you want to help further research, please make a donation to a cancer research association of your choosing (e.g. the [American Brain Tumor Assocation](http://www.abta.org/thank-you.html)).

A couple of important fixes/enhancements in this release. Most of the improvements are about providing better feedback to you and fixing minor issues. The big one surrounds when packages set a download path for a file using `$env:TEMP`, choco will ensure that the file can still be found for later use.


* Fix - Downloaded file is at old `$env:TEMP\chocolatey\chocolatey` location, but install calls with just `$env:TEMP\chocolatey\` location - see [#969](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/969)
* Fix - [Pro/Business] UseOriginalLocation fails when there is no 64bit file - see [#972](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/972)
* Fix - Do not use unparsed options as package names - see [#983](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/983)


* Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin enhancements - see [#977](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/977)
* Log PowerShell function calls better - see [#976](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/976)
* Allow environment variables in some config settings - see [#971](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/971)
* [Pro/Business] Provide license type to environment variables - see [#968](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/968)
* Note that chocolateyUninstall.ps1 may no longer required in template - see [#982](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/982)
* Provide guidance when licensed only options are passed to FOSS - see [#984](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/984)
* Rollback automatically when a user cancels an operation - see [#985](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/985)
* Explain how to workaround a failing uninstall - see [#573](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/573)
* Remove extra forward slashes in url - see [#986](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/986)
* Side by side uninstall enhancements - see [#992](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/992)

## 0.10.1

We're dubbing this the "Shhh! Keep that secret please" release. We've found that when passing in passwords and other sensitive arguments, those items can end up in the logs in clear text. We've addressed this in [#948](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/948) and [#953](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/953). When it comes to passing sensitive arguments through to native installers, you can set up environment variables with those sensitive args and pass those arguments directly through to `Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin`. If you prefer a better experience, the licensed version allows passing sensitive options directly through choco.exe as `--install-arguments-sensitive` and `--package-parameters-sensitive`. Read more in the [Licensed CHANGELOG](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/blob/master/CHANGELOG_LICENSED.md).

Perhaps the biggest improvement in this release is that Chocolatey will automatically look to see if it can download binaries over HTTPS when provided an HTTP url. If so, Chocolatey will switch to downloading the binaries over SSL. This provides better security in downloading and knowing you are getting the binary from the source location instead of a possible man in the middle location, especially when the package does not provide checksums for verification.

Another improvement you may not even notice, but we think you will love is that Chocolatey now supports TLS v1.2 transport which presents a nice transparent increase in security. You will need to have at least .NET Framework 4.5 installed to take advantage of this feature.


* [Security] Support TLS v1.2 - see [#458](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/458)
* [Security] Attempt to download packages via HTTPS connection - see [#746](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/746)
* [Security] Pro/Business - Pass sensitive arguments to installers - see [#948](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/948)
* Search (and info) by version - see [#935](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/935)


* [Security] Fix - Passwords in command line options are logged in clear text - see [#953](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/953)
* [Security] Fix - For PowerShell v2 - if switch down to SSLv3 protocol fails, go back to original protocol - see [#958](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/958)
* Fix - Unzipping to ProgramFiles/System32 is Subject to File System Redirection - see [#960](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/960)
* Fix - Run without login - see [#945](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/945)
* Fix - Support Long Paths - see [#934](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/934)
* Fix - help should not issue warning about elevated command shell - see [#893](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/893)
* Fix - Licensed Feed cannot be disabled - see [#959](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/959)
* Fix - Choco with unknown command should show help menu - see [#938](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/938)
* Fix - Get-FtpFile error when file is missing (called through Get-ChocolateyWebFile) - see [#920](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/920)
* Fix - Skip Get-WebFileName for FTP - see [#957](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/957)
* Fix - Chocolatey-InstallChocolateyPackage fix for double chocolatey folder name is not also applied to the passed in file name - see [#908](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/908)
* Fix - Start-ProcessAsAdmin - working directory should be from the location of the executable - see [#937](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/937)
* [POSH Host] Fix - PowerShell Host - Package scripts setting values can affect packages that depend on them - see [#719](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/719)
* Fix - Transactional install - pending check may fail if the lib folder doesn't exist - see [#954](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/954)
* Fix - Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin Module Import for PowerShell causes errors - see [#901](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/901)


* Transactional Install - Improve concurrent operations (pending) - see [#943](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/943)
* Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage should set unrecognized fileType to exe - see [#964](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/964)
* Powershell functions - Allow access to package title, not only ID - see [#925](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/925)
* Option to apply package parameters / install arguments to dependent packages - see [#839](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/839)
* Get-ChocolateyWebFile download check enhancements - see [#952](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/952)
* Do not treat unknown checksum types as MD5 - see [#932](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/932)
* Pro/Business - Install-ChocolateyPackage - UseOriginalLocation - see [#950](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/950)
* Auto determine checksum type - see [#922](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/922)
* Ensure PowerShell functions have parameter name parity - see [#941](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/941)
* Output from installer should go to verbose log - see [#940](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/940)

## 0.10.0

What was planned for is now 0.10.0. This is due partly to a breaking change we are making for security purposes and a move to provide better a better versioning scheme for the remainder of the sub-v1 versions of Chocolatey. Instead of 0.y.z.0 being considered where major verions occur in the sub 1 series, 0.y.0 will now be considered where those major versions occur. We also are moving right along towards v1 (and hope to be there in 2017).

0.10.0 carries the fixes for and includes a major security enhancement (checksum requirement).


* [Security] Checksum requirement and enhancements - see [#112](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/112)

Checksums in package scripts are meant as a measure to validate the originally intended downloaded resources used in the creation of a package are the same files that are received at a future date. This also ensures that the same files that are checked by all parts of moderation (if applicable) are the same files that are received by users for a package. This is seen mostly on the community repository because it is public and packages are subject to copyright laws (distribution rights), which typically requires the package scripts to download software from the official distribution locations. The Chocolatey framework has had the ability to use checksums in package scripts since [July 2014](https://chocolatey.org/packages/chocolatey/

**What is the requirement?** choco will now fail if a package download resources from HTTP/FTP and does not use checksums to verify those downloaded resources. The requirement for HTTP/FTP is [#112](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/112). We are considering also requiring it for [HTTPS (#895)](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/895) as well. You can optionally set a feature (`allowEmptyChecksumsSecure`) to ensure packages using HTTPS also use checksums.

**How does this protect the community anymore than before?** During moderation review, there is a check of these downloaded binaries against VirusTotal (which verifies these binaries against 50-60+ different virus scanners). The binaries are also verified for installation purposes against a test computer. With an independent 3rd party checksum in the package itself, it guarantees that the files received by a user from those remote sources are the exact same files that were used in the verification process.

**Why the requirement, and why now?** This is a measure of protection for the Chocolatey community. HTTP is easy to hack with both DNS poisoning and MITM (man in the middle) attacks. Without independent verification of the integrity of the downloaded resources, users can be left susceptible to these issues. We've been planning a move to require checksums for awhile now, with a planned longer and smoother transition for package maintainers to get packages updated to reduce breakages. Unfortunately there was a recent event with [FOSSHub getting hacked](http://www.audacityteam.org/compromised-download-partner/) (the [community repository had 8 possibly affected packages](http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/?u=86a6d80146a0da7f2223712e4&id=f2fe8dbe6b) and [we quickly took action](http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/?u=86a6d80146a0da7f2223712e4&id=2cbe87d486)), which necessitated a need for us to move in a much swifter fashion to ensure the protection of the community sooner, rather than later. The changes in Chocolatey represented by the checksum changes are a major step in the process to ensure protection. Requiring for HTTPS as well will mitigate any future compromises of software distribution sites that are used with Chocolatey packages.

**Can I shut this behavior off or opt out per package?**
You can shut off the checksum requirement by enabling the feature `allowEmptyChecksums`. This will return Chocolatey to previous behavior. We strongly recommend against it.

You can shut it off or turn it per package install/upgrade with `--allow-empty-checksums` and `--require-checksums`, respectively. See https://chocolatey.org/docs/commands-install / https://chocolatey.org/docs/commands-upgrade.

You can also disable the feature `allowEmptyChecksumsSecure` to enforce checksums for packages that download from secure locations (HTTPS).

**Other things I should know?** Users also now have the ability to pass their own checksums and checksumtypes into the install. See https://chocolatey.org/docs/commands-install / https://chocolatey.org/docs/commands-upgrade.


* [Known Issues](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/labels/Bug)


* Pro/Business - Download a package without installing it - see [#108](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/108)


* Fix - Installing choco on Windows 10 Vagrant box stops Vagrant from being able to manage the box - see [#834](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/834)
* Fix - 64bit 7z.exe on 32bit system in chocolatey\tools - see [#836](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/836)
* Fix - [POSH Host] PowerShell exit code does not reset between packages in a single run - see [#854](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/854)
* Fix - Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage is failing - see [#871](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/871)
* Fix - "C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules" is missing in PSModulePath for cmd.exe [#830](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/830)
* Fix - Environment variables update fixes [#840](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/840)
* Fix - Handle null items better - see [#853](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/853)
* Fix - HKCU may not have Environment (Install of Chocolatey) - see [#375](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/375)
* Fix - Progress of download does not clear the whole output line - see [#875](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/875)
* Fix - Wrong download progress reported during package upgrade - see [#872](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/872)
* Fix - Uninstall not supporting side-by-side => ChocolateyUninstall.ps1 not run - see [#862](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/862)
* Fix - Uninstall ignores the version parameter - see [#861](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/861)
* Fix - Search by exact or by id only is case sensitive for remote sources - see [#889](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/889)
* Fix - Deprecated links inserted in .nuspec files created by `choco new ...` - see [#870](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/870)
* Fix - Get-OSArchitectureWidth doesn't do what it says it does - see [#828](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/828)
* Fix - When Choco fails to get a package from NuGet Core, fail the package with exit code 1 - see [#867](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/867)
* Fix - Illegal characters in path - see [#857](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/857)
* Fix - Get-OSArchitectureWidth doesn't do what it says it does - see [#828](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/828)
* Fix - Pro/Business - Choco install config file fails on licensed assembly - see [#866](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/866)
* Fix - DISM /all doesn't run anywhere but Windows 6.2 -- no dependencies get installed - see [#897](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/897)


* Do not install tab completion (edit of profile) under certain conditions - see [#833](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/833)
* Choco install with packages.config should print out the packages to install - see [#878](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/878)
* Larger default log file size and retention - see [#852](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/852)
* Allow getting installer type to be overridden - see [#885](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/885)
* Pack - Add optional output folder option - see [#598](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/598)
* Little command name correction on init.ps1 - see [#595](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/595)
* Tab completion - don't query if there is a file in the folder that meets completion - see [#847](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/847)



* Fix - Ignore ValidPackage Exit Codes for Real - see [#827](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/827)
* Fix - Cache folder running under SYSTEM account should be C:\Windows\TEMP - see [#826](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/826)
* Fix - Built-in 7zip doesn't behave properly - see [#775](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/775)
* Fix - Successful installer exit codes not recognized by choco should return 0 - see [#821](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/821)
* Fix - NotSilent fails with "Cannot bind argument to parameter statements because it is an empty string" - see [#819](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/819)
* Fix - Silent Args being passed as a string array cause package failure - see [#808](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/808)


* Hold pending check for 10 seconds / provide means of explicitly overriding the transactional install cleanup - see [#822](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/822)
* Pro/Business - Add runtime skip option to allow skipping the virus scanner - see [#786](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/786)



* Fix - Chocolatey Licensed is unable to find 0.9.10.x (only - see [#814](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/814)
* Fix - Logging is broken in some packages due to new TEMP directory - see [#813](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/813)
* [API] Fix - When performing an Install/Uninstall/Upgrade operation through the API, an error is throw for "chocolatey.resources" - see [#811](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/811)


* Ensure log file path exists - and fix the log file arguments if necessary - see [#758](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/758)



* Fix - Cannot bind argument to parameter 'exitCode' because it is null - see [#810](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/810)


* [Security] Upgrade to 7zip 16.02 to overcome CVE-2016-2334/CVE-2016-2335 - see [#812](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/812)

## 0.9.10

The "I got 99 problems, but a package manager ain't one" release. With the release of 0.9.10 (or if you prefer, we're about to make everything 100% better in your Windows package management world. We've addressed over 100 features and bugs in this release. We looked at how we could improve PowerShell and we've come out with a [competely internal host](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/8) that can Prompt and Read-Host in a way that times out and selects default values after a period of time. Speaking of PowerShell, how about some tab completion `choco <tab>` to `choco install node<tab>`? How about never having to [close and reopen your shell again](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/664)?

Alternative sources (`-source webpi`, `-s windowsfeature`, etc) are back! I mean, am I right?! Have you heard of auto uninstaller? If Chocolatey has installed something that works with Programs and Features, Chocolatey knows how to uninstall it without an uninstall script about 90+% of the time. This feature was in beta for the 0.9.9 series, it is on by default in 0.9.10 (unless you disabled it after trying it, you will need to reenable it, see `choco feature` for more details).

Here's one you probably never knew existed - extensions. Chocolatey has had the ability to extend itself by adding PowerShell modules for years, and most folks either didn't know it existed or have never used them. We've enhanced them a bit in preparation for the licensed version of Chocolatey.

We redesigned our `choco new` default packaging template and we've made managing templates as easy as managing packages.

`choco search`/`choco list` has so many enhancements, you may not need to visit dot org again. [See it in action](https://chocolatey.org/docs/commands-list#see-it-in-action).
* [search -v provides moderation related information and a world of nuspec information](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/493)
* [search by id only](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/663)
* [search by id exact](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/453)
* [search by approved only, not broken, and/or by download cache](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/670)
* [sort by version](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/668)
* [search with paging](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/427)

There are 150 tickets closed for this release! We've included remediation steps for when a breaking change affects you. Mostly if you have been using Chocolatey in a recommended way, you won't even notice any adverse changes. There are a number of things we thought to highlight, and quite a few security enhancements coming in this release (look for the [Security] tag on the ticket summary).


* Only fail automation scripts (chocolateyInstall.ps1) if the script returns non-zero exit code - see [#445](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/445)

The 0.9.8 series would only fail a package with terminating errors. The 0.9.9 series took that a bit further and started failing packages if anything wrote to stderr. It turns out that is a bad idea. Only when PowerShell exits with non-zero (which comes with terminating errors) should the package fail due to this. If you need the old behavior of the 0.9.9 series, you can get it back with a switch (`--fail-on-standard-error` and its aliases) and/or a feature flip (`failOnStandardError`).

* Fix - Force reinstall, force upgrade, and uninstall should delete the download cache - see [#590](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/590)

If you set a custom cache directory for downloads, it will no longer use a "chocolatey" subdirectory under that. You may need to make any adjustments if this is going to affect you.

* Exit with the same exit code as the software being installed - see [#512](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/512)

There are more exit codes from Chocolatey now that indicate success -`0`, `1605`, `1614`, `1641`, and `3010`. You may need to adjust anything you were using that would only check for 0 and nonzero.
If you need the previous behavior, be sure to disable the feature `usePackageExitCodes` or use the `--ignore-package-exit-codes` switch in your choco commands.

* PowerShell module functions adjusted for automatic documentation - see [#697](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/697)

If you were using any of the functions in a non-recommended way or not compliant with the examples, you are going to find breakages in the functions as some of the things that were called out as non-optional are now enforced. This shouldn't affect most folks.

* [Security] Explicit permissions - remove inheritance/lock down to admins - see [#398](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/398)

This further restricts the default installation location by removing all permissions and inheritance of permissions, explicitly giving Administrator/LocalSystem to Full access, and Users are granted Read and Execute. In prior installations, we ensured Modify access to the installing user, but that has been removed for security reasons. Should you need the previous behavior, set `$env:ChocolateyInstallAllowCurrentUser="true"`.


* [Known Issues](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/labels/Bug)


* Alternative Sources - see [#14](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/14)
* [POSH Host] Use Internal PowerShell Host - see [#8](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/8)
* Run a script before uninstall/upgrade (chocolateyBeforeModify.ps1) to allow for things like services to shutdown - see [#268](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/268)
* Manage package templates with a specially named package and special package folder - see [#542](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/542)
* Support for custom headers - see [#332](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/332)
* [Security] Show moderation-related information in search results - see [#493](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/493)
* New Helper - Get-ToolsLocation helper (replacement for Get-BinRoot) - see [#631](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/631)
* Choco list/search should have exact filter search - see [#453](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/453)
* RefreshEnv (Refresh Environment Variables) Should also work in PowerShell - see [#664](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/664)
* Provide PowerShell tab completion for Chocolatey - see [#412](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/412)
* [Security] Sign the powershell scripts and assemblies - see [#501](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/501)
* Add a `choco info` command to show info for one package - see [#644](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/644)
* Mark packages pending until install completes successfully - see [#198](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/198)
* Resolve sources by name - see [#356](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/356)
* Uninstall-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable function - see [#772](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/772)
* Get-UninstallRegistryKey function - see [#739](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/739)
* Pro/Business - Ubiquitous Install Directory Switch - see [#258](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/258)
* Pro/Business - Runtime Virus Scanning - see [virus scanning](https://chocolatey.org/docs/features-virus-check)
* Pro/Business - Private CDN cache for downloads - see [private CDN cache](https://chocolatey.org/docs/features-private-cdn)
* Pro/Business - Sync "choco installed status" with "Windows installed status" - see [#567](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/567)


* [Security] Fix - Only load the Chocolatey PowerShell module from a known location - see [#560](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/560)
* [Security] Fix - Package source authentication at http://location/path doesn't also use http://location/ (base url) - see [#466](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/466)
* [Security] Fix - When defining a proxy without credentials - proxy password is shown in plain text - see [#503](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/503)
* [Security] Fix - Fully qualify shutdown command - see [#702](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/702)
* [Security] Fix - MSI packages fail install with `Could not find 'msiexec'` - see [#723](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/723)
* Fix - Force should set allow-downgrade to true - see [#585](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/585)
* Fix - Do not use NuGet package cache - see [#479](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/479)
* Fix - Pack doesn't include chocolatey-specific metadata - see [#607](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/607)
* Fix - TEMP environment variable is 8.3 Path on some systems - see [#532](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/532)
* Fix - `$packageName` should be present for zip uninstalls in uninstall script template - see [#534](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/534)
* Fix - Debug/Verbose messages not logged in automation scripts (chocolateyInstall.ps1) - see [#520](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/520)
* Fix - Escape log output for variables that have data from external sources - see [#565](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/565)
* Fix - Choco new silentargs can't pass in args in the param=value format - see [#510](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/510)
* Fix - Exception if no source is enabled - see [#490](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/490)
* Fix - Chocolatey command help output written to standard error instead of standard out - see [#468](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/468)
* Fix - Logger doesn't clear cached NullLoggers - see [#516](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/516)
* Fix - DISM "/All" argument in the wrong position - see [#480](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/480)
* Fix - Pro - Installing/uninstalling extensions should rename files in use - see [#594](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/594)
* Fix - Running Get-WebFileName in PowerShell 5 fails and sometimes causes package errors - see [#603](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/603)
* Fix - Merging assemblies on a machine running .Net 4.5 or higher produces binaries incompatible with .Net 4 - see [#392](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/392)
* Fix - API - Incorrect log4net version in chocolatey.lib dependencies - see [#390](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/390)
* [POSH Host] Fix - Message after Download progress is on the same line sometimes - see [#525](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/525)
* [POSH Host] Fix - PowerShell internal process - "The handle is invalid." - see [#526](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/526)
* [POSH Host] Fix - The handle is invalid - when output is being redirected and a package attempts to write to a filestream - see [#572](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/572)
* [POSH Host] Fix - Write-Host adding multiple line breaks - see [#672](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/672)
* [POSH Host] Fix - PowerShell Host doesn't show colorization overrides - see [#674](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/674)
* [POSH Host] Fix - $profile is empty string when installing packages - does not automatically install the ChocolateyProfile - see [#667](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/667)
* [POSH Host] Fix - Getting LCID doesn't work properly with the built-in PowerShell - see [#741](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/741)
* [POSH Host] Fix - Host.Version should return actual PowerShell version - see [#708](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/708)
* Fix - Verbose shows in output on debug switch - see [#611](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/611)
* Fix - Get-ChocolateyUnzip captures files that don't belong to the package / Unzip should not do a full disk scan - see [#616](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/616) and [#155](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/155)
* Fix - Package succeeds but software install silently fails when Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage has the wrong arguments - see [#629](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/629)
* Fix - ShimGen handling of spaces and arguments that have shimgen in them - see [#647](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/647)
* Fix - PowerShell v2 - Choco installer messages can't actually be warnings (causes FileStream errors) - see [#666](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/666)
* Fix - Installing chocolatey removes $env:PSModulePath changes for current PowerShell session - see [#295](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/295)
* Fix - Notice for Get-BinRoot deprecation won't be displayed - see [#673](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/673)
* Fix - choco new creates a bad ChocolateyUninstall.ps1 script which does not work.  - see [#460](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/460)
* Fix - ShimGen fails when file metadata has strings that need literals - see [#677](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/677)
* Fix - Install-ChocolateyPath Expands Variables in PATH, Overwriting Preexisting Variables - see [#303](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/303)
* Fix - Install-ChocolateyShortcut gives invalid warning when target is a web url - see [#592](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/592)
* Fix - Argument Parsing failures should be reported as warnings and not debug messages - see [#571](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/571)
* Fix - choco pack returns zero exit code when Nuget.Core validation errors - see [#469](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/469)
* Fix - `Install-ChocolateyPath` updates `PATH` to `REG_SZ`, which may break using Windows dir and system32 tools - see [#699](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/699)
* Fix - Removing environment variables sets empty environment variables - see [#724](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/724)
* Fix - Environment Variable Changes Require Reboot - see [#728](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/728)
* Fix - Get-WebFileName determines strange file name - see [#727](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/727)
* Fix - Package params are also applied to dependent package - see [#733](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/733)
* Fix - Use package name/version from environment, not parameters - see [#751](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/751)
* Fix - Get-WebFileName Does Not Match on Invalid Characters - see [#753](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/753)
* Fix - `choco new` cannot introduce multistage folder hierarchy template - see [#706](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/706)
* Fix - Empty $env:ChocolateyToolsLocation combine error - see [#756](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/756)
* Fix - Installing chocolatey removes $env:PSModulePath changes for current powershell session - see [#295](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/295)
* Fix - Some environment variables are set too early for options/switches to have an effect - see [#620](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/620)
* [API] Fix - Issue when attempting to execute run command through API - see [#769](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/769)
* Fix - Logging of upgrade messages - placement of some messages is incorrect - see [#557](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/557)
* Fix - Get-WebFile fails with - The term '//continue' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet - see [#789](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/789)
* Fix - Unable to read registry snapshot file - see [#487](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/487)
* Fix - Pro/Business - Licensed version has an incorrect dependency on PowerShell assemblies and will only load v3 and above - see [#799](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/799)
* Fix - Exit codes in package scripts should work - see [#802](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/802)
* Fix - Running choco new creates a bad nuspec - see [#801](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/801)


* AutoUninstaller is on by default - see [#308](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/308)
* Use the actual download file name instead of providing one - see [#435](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/435)
* Unset Configuration Values - see [#551](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/551)
* Ability to run "choco upgrade all" ignoring specific packages - see [#293](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/293)
* Extensions enhancements - see [#588](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/588)
* Show human-readable file sizes when downloading - see [#363](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/363)
* [Security] Warn about environment changes - see [#563](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/563)
* Warn when execution timeout has elapsed - see [#561](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/561)
* Update nuspec to make it easier to get started - see [#535](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/535)
* Suppress verbose output to verbose - like with 7-zip - see [#476](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/476)
* Choco push moderation message only on push to dot org - see [#601](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/601)
* Allow tools/bin root to be root of the drive again - see [#628](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/628)
* File description of ShimGen shims should match original as closely as possible - see [#374](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/374)
* Shim Generation should automatically detect GUI - see [#634](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/634)
* Don't show 32 bit wording unless there is explicitly both versions available - see [#642](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/642)
* Allow passing arbitrary key/value arguments to new command when generating packages from templates - see [#658](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/658)
* Choco search/list should be able to search just by Id - see [#663](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/663)
* Search by approved, by not broken, by download cache - see [#670](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/670)
* Save nuspec files with package installs - see [#623](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/623)
* Show a prompt character when asking a multiple choice question - see [#184](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/184)
* When prompting for a user yes/no answer, use a short [y/n] representation - see [#181](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/181)
* Default package template should include LICENSE.txt and VERIFICATION.txt for packages with binaries - see [#675](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/675)
* choco list/search aliases for -v - '-detail' and '-detailed' - see [#646](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/646)
* Log normal output to a secondary log - see [#682](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/682)
* Display Package test status information on install/upgrade - see [#696](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/696)
* Report when reboots are necessary from package installs - see [#712](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/712)
* Report loaded extensions - see [#715](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/715)
* Exit with specific codes on certain actions - see [#707](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/707)
* Determine if Downloaded File is HTML or Plain Text - see [#649](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/649)
* Interactively prompt with timeout on some questions - see [#710](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/710)
* [POSH Host] Exit code from PowerShell Host should be useful - see [#709](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/709)
* Update environment for scripts after setting environment variables - see [#729](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/729)
* Clean up any temp nuget folder actions after NuGet operations - see [#622](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/622)
* Ensure Web Requests and Responses Do Not Timeout - make configurable - see [#732](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/732)
* Combine timeout from push and execution timeout as one parameter - see [#752](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/752)
* Override autouninstaller / failonautouninstaller fail with switches for uninstall  - see [#515](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/515)
* Offer to remove actual package (*.install/*.portable) when removing meta/virtual package - see [#735](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/735)
* Provide more info in package summary - see [#455](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/455)
* Report install location - see [#689](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/689)
* Track MSI Information Better - see [#755](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/755)
* Support for client certificates - see [#399](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/399)
* choco feature list formatting enhancements - see [#742](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/742)
* choco new --original-template - see [#737](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/737)
* Update Get-FtpFile with fixes for Get-WebFile - see [#765](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/765)
* Rename Get-ProcessorBits as a more appropriately named Get-OSArchitectureWidth - see [#713](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/713)
* Allow passing no 32-bit url and fail the package on 32-bit systems - see [#527](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/527)
* Enhance Install-ChocolateyShortcut to support WindowStyle, Pin to Taskbar and Run As Administrator checkbox - see [#519](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/519)
* [Security] Allow hashing files for checksums with FIPS compliant algorithms - see [#446](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/446)
* After upgrading provide summary of upgraded packages - see [#759](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/759)
* Web functions - Check for local file and return early - see [#781](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/781)
* Refresh environment variables after each install - see [#439](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/439)
* Capture Arguments for a Package during Install/Upgrade - see [#358](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/358)
* If config update fails, log to debug instead of warn - see [#793](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/793)
* Remove extra empty lines when doing choco upgrade all - see [#796](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/796)
* Mention required permissions if user has no access - see [#794](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/794)
* Pro/Business - Also check for license in User Profile location - see [#606](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/606)
* Pro/Business - Set download cache information if available - see [#562](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/562)
* Pro/Business - Allow commands to be added - see [#583](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/583)
* Pro/Business - Load/Provide hooks for licensed version - see [#584](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/584)
* Pro/Business - On valid license, add pro/business source automatically - see [#604](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/604)
* Pro/Business - Add switch to fail on invalid or missing license - see [#596](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/596)
* Pro/Business - add ignore invalid switches/parameters - see [#586](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/586)
* Pro/Business - Don't prompt to upload file for virus scanning if it is too large - see [#695](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/695)
* Pro/Business - add 'support' command - see [#745](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/745)
* Pro/Business - Adjust environment settings warning to suggest upgrade - see [#795](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/795)
* API - Add the ability to retrieve package count for a Source - see [#431](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/431)
* API - Chocolatey Lib still marks vital package information as internal - see [#433](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/433)
* API - Add paging to list command - see [#427](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/427)
* API - Choco search should sort by version - see [#668](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/668)
* API - Switch dll to .NET Client Profile - see [#680](https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/680)



Rob Reynolds, The Chocolatey Team


RealDimensions Software, LLC - 2011-Present



This package has no dependencies.

Version History

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Chocolatey 0.10.2 242 Friday, September 30, 2016
Chocolatey 0.10.1 319 Monday, September 19, 2016
Chocolatey 0.10.0 992 Thursday, August 11, 2016
Chocolatey 1,275 Thursday, June 23, 2016
Chocolatey 237 Sunday, June 19, 2016
Chocolatey 141 Saturday, June 18, 2016
Chocolatey 0.9.10 178 Friday, June 17, 2016
Chocolatey 0.9.10-rc1 115 Monday, June 13, 2016
Chocolatey 0.9.10-beta-20160612 113 Sunday, June 12, 2016
Chocolatey 0.9.10-beta-20160302 199 Friday, March 4, 2016
Chocolatey 0.9.10-beta-20160101 168 Friday, January 1, 2016
Chocolatey 6,740 Saturday, June 27, 2015
Chocolatey 8,150 Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Chocolatey 2,032 Monday, July 14, 2014
Chocolatey 105 Sunday, July 13, 2014
Chocolatey 157 Saturday, July 12, 2014
Chocolatey 251 Monday, July 7, 2014
Chocolatey 166 Thursday, July 3, 2014
Chocolatey 101 Monday, June 30, 2014
Chocolatey 236 Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Chocolatey 135 Sunday, June 8, 2014
Chocolatey 205 Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Chocolatey 2,617 Monday, November 11, 2013
Chocolatey 159 Monday, November 11, 2013
Chocolatey 102 Saturday, November 9, 2013
Chocolatey 205 Friday, November 8, 2013
Chocolatey 105 Friday, November 8, 2013
Chocolatey 153 Saturday, October 26, 2013
Chocolatey 287 Thursday, June 27, 2013
Chocolatey 143 Thursday, May 30, 2013
Chocolatey 3,023 Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Chocolatey 127 Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Chocolatey 259 Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Chocolatey 1,636 Monday, July 2, 2012
Chocolatey 368 Saturday, June 16, 2012
Chocolatey 186 Friday, June 15, 2012
Chocolatey 118 Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Chocolatey 132 Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Chocolatey 1,024 Monday, February 27, 2012
Chocolatey 190 Monday, February 27, 2012
Chocolatey 218 Friday, February 17, 2012
Chocolatey 350 Monday, February 6, 2012
Chocolatey 411 Sunday, January 8, 2012
Chocolatey 586 Sunday, November 20, 2011
Chocolatey 513 Friday, October 14, 2011
Chocolatey 495 Saturday, September 17, 2011
Chocolatey 312 Saturday, September 10, 2011
Chocolatey 216 Saturday, September 10, 2011
Chocolatey 386 Friday, September 2, 2011
Chocolatey 859 Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Chocolatey 239 Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Chocolatey 679 Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Chocolatey 378 Thursday, July 7, 2011
Chocolatey 564 Saturday, May 21, 2011
Chocolatey 263 Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Chocolatey 0.9.8 362 Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Chocolatey 288 Saturday, April 30, 2011
Chocolatey 267 Friday, April 29, 2011
Chocolatey 264 Friday, April 29, 2011
Chocolatey 0.9.7 272 Friday, April 29, 2011
Chocolatey 294 Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Chocolatey 257 Monday, April 25, 2011
Chocolatey 259 Monday, April 25, 2011
Chocolatey 263 Saturday, April 23, 2011
Chocolatey 0.9.6 311 Saturday, April 23, 2011
Chocolatey 0.9.5 329 Thursday, April 21, 2011
Chocolatey 0.9.4 377 Sunday, April 10, 2011
Chocolatey 0.9.3 345 Monday, April 4, 2011
Chocolatey 0.9.2 362 Monday, April 4, 2011
Chocolatey 0.9.1 327 Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Chocolatey 0.9.0 334 Monday, March 28, 2011
Chocolatey 0.8.0 350 Monday, March 28, 2011
Chocolatey 0.7.0 344 Sunday, March 27, 2011
Chocolatey 0.6.0 365 Wednesday, March 23, 2011