Chocolatey Is apt-get For Windows

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Chocolatey Is apt-get For Windows

Installing software packages on Windows may not be like a box of chocolates, but it can be Chocolatey—an installation system you're apt-(to)-get used to.

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I've been using Chocolatey for a while now, and today I want to share the coolness, for those of you that haven't heard of it or used it. It’s much like apt-get for Windows (automatic way to install software from the web).

You install it by running this on the command line:

@powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass
-Command "iex ((new-object net.webclient).DownloadString('https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1'))"

After that, let’s say you want to install Chrome, it’s simple as (running from CMD):

choco install chrome

Or EverNote:

choco install evernote

Or Node:

choco install nodejs.install

You just have to remember to run CMD as administrator. Bypass the license prompt by using the "-y" command argument. You can install any of the 3779 packages it supports. They are listed at https://chocolatey.org/packages.

apt-get, install, package installer, windows

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