Cache Command (choco cache)
This command was introduced in Chocolatey CLI v2.1.0
Get the statistics of what Chocolatey CLI has cached or clear any cached items in the current context.
The behavior of this command will vary depending on whether it is running in an elevated context or not. Statistics and removing cached items will always happen on the User HTTP Cache. However, the System HTTP Cache will only be considered if running in an elevated context.
choco cache [list]|remove [options/switches]
choco cache choco cache list choco cache remove choco cache remove --expired
See scripting in how to pass arguments (
choco -?) for how to write proper scripts and integrations.
Exit codes that normally result from running this command.
- 0: operation was successful, no issues detected
- -1 or 1: an error has occurred
If you find other exit codes that we have not yet documented, please file a ticket so we can document it at https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/new/choose.
Options and Switches
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. --online Online - Open help for specified command in default browser application. This option only works when used in combintation with the -?/--help/-h option. Available in 2.0.0+ -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. --nocolor, --no-color No Color - Do not show colorization in logging output. This overrides the feature 'logWithoutColor', set to 'False'. --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. Supply '0' to disable the timeout. -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. --no-progress Do Not Show Progress - Do not show download progress percentages. --proxy=VALUE Proxy Location - Explicit proxy location. Overrides the default proxy location of ''. --proxy-user=VALUE Proxy User Name - Explicit proxy user (optional). Requires explicit proxy (`--proxy` or config setting). Overrides the default proxy user of ''. --proxy-password=VALUE Proxy Password - Explicit proxy password (optional) to be used with username. Requires explicit proxy (`--proxy` or config setting) and user name. Overrides the default proxy password (encrypted in settings if set). --proxy-bypass-list=VALUE ProxyBypassList - Comma separated list of regex locations to bypass on proxy. Requires explicit proxy (`--proxy` or config setting). Overrides the default proxy bypass list of ''. --proxy-bypass-on-local Proxy Bypass On Local - Bypass proxy for local connections. Requires explicit proxy (`--proxy` or config setting). Overrides the default proxy bypass on local setting of 'True'. --log-file=VALUE Log File to output to in addition to regular loggers. --skipcompatibilitychecks, --skip-compatibility-checks SkipCompatibilityChecks - Prevent warnings being shown before and after command execution when a runtime compatibility problem is found between the version of Chocolatey and the Chocolatey Licensed Extension. Available in 1.1.0+ --ignore-http-cache IgnoreHttpCache - Ignore any HTTP caches that have previously been created when querying sources, and create new caches. Available in 2.1.0+ --expired Expired - Remove cached items that have expired.
> :choco-info: NOTE This documentation has been automatically generated from
choco cache -h.