Download Command (choco download)

Package Copy / Package Downloader

Chocolatey Professional and up (Pro+) starting in version 1.7.1.

Downloads a package from a source and unpacks it.

Package Internalizer

Chocolatey for Business (C4B) starting at licensed version 1.5.0. Chocolatey for Managed Service Providers (MSP) starting in 1.12.1.

Downloads a package from a source, optionally downloading remote resources and recompiling the package to use internal resources. This takes an existing package and makes it available without any internet requirement.

See https://docs.chocolatey.org/en-us/guides/create/recompile-packages

Usage

choco download <pkg> [<options/switches>] [install_script_variable=value]

Install script variables are values that are discovered in the 
 chocolateyInstall.ps1 (or a script it calls). When you find values
 there maybe don't get found and replaced or they use a default 
 value and you want to provide a value for them to use instead, you
 can find them and then provide the value you want to pass instead.
 For example, in the Firefox package, it uses a default value of 
 'en-US' for `$locale`. If you want to change that, you can add 
 `locale` and a value, which will replace `$locale` in the script,
 e.g. `choco download firefox --internalize locale=en-GB`.

Examples

choco download sysinternals

#### [Chocolatey for Business](https://chocolatey.org/compare) / Chocolatey for MSP
choco download notepadplusplus --internalize
choco download notepadplusplus.install --internalize --resources-location \\server\share
choco download notepadplusplus.install --internalize --resources-location http://somewhere/internal --append-useoriginallocation
choco download KB3033929 --internalize -internalize-all-urls --append-useoriginallocation
choco download firefox --internalize locale=es-AR

See It In Action

Coming soon

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).


 downloading multiple packages, and you use `--version=1.0.0`, it is
 going to look for and try to download version 1.0.0 of every package


 -?, --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 explicit 
       proxy (`--proxy` or config setting). Overrides the default proxy user of 
       ''. 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 explicit 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 explicit 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 
       explicit 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 - The source to find the package(s) to download. Defaults to 
       default feeds.

     --version=VALUE
     Version - A specific version to download. Defaults to unspecified.

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

 -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.

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

     --out, --outdir, --outputdirectory, --output-directory=VALUE
     OutputDirectory - Specifies the directory for the downloaded Chocolatey 
       package file. If not specified, uses the current directory.

 -i, --ignoredependencies, --ignore-dependencies
     IgnoreDependencies - Ignore dependencies when installing package(s). 
       [Licensed editions](https://chocolatey.org/compare) v1.9.0+ Defaults to false.

     --installed, --installed-packages
     Installed Packages - Download all installed Chocolatey packages. 
       [Licensed editions](https://chocolatey.org/compare) v2.0.0+ Defaults to false.

     --ignore-unfound, --ignore-unfound-packages
     Ignore Unfound Packages - When downloading more than one package, 
       continue when one is unfound. [Licensed editions](https://chocolatey.org/compare) v2.0.0+ Defaults to 
       false.

     --disable-repository-optimizations, --disable-package-repository-optimizations
     Disable Package Repository Optimizations - Do not use optimizations for 
       reducing bandwidth with repository queries during package 
       install/upgrade/outdated operations. Should not generally be used, 
       unless a repository needs to support older methods of query. When used, 
       this makes queries similar to the way they were done in Chocolatey v0.1-
       0.11 and before. Overrides the default feature 
       'usePackageRepositoryOptimizations' set to 'True'. Available in 0.10.14+.

     --recompile, --internalize
     Recompile / Internalize - Download all external resources and recompile 
       the package to use the local resources instead. Business editions only 
       (licensed version 1.5.0+).

     --resources-location=VALUE
     Resources Location - When internalizing, use this location for resources 
       instead of embedding the downloaded resources into the package. Can be a 
       file share or an internal url location. When it is a file share, it will 
       attempt to download to that location. When it is an internal url, it 
       will download locally and give further instructions on where it should 
       be uploaded to match package edits. Business editions only (licensed 
       version 1.5.1+).

     --download-location=VALUE
     Download Location - OPTIONAL - When internalizing, download the 
       resources to this location. Used with Resources Location (and defaults 
       to Resources Location when not set). Business editions only (licensed 
       version 1.8.3+). 

 -a, --all-urls, --internalize-all, --internalize-all-urls
     All Urls - OPTIONAL - When internalizing, Chocolatey would normally only 
       internalize packages with known helpers. Add this switch to make it 
       download anytime a URL is found. Business editions only (licensed 
       version 1.12.0+). 

     --append-useoriginallocation, --append-use-original-location
     Append -UseOriginalLocation - When `Install-ChocolateyPackage` is 
       internalized, append the `-UseOriginalLocation` parameter to the 
       function. Business editions only (licensed version 1.7.0+). Requires at 
       least Chocolatey v0.10.1 for `Install-ChocolateyPackage` to recognize 
       the switch appropriately. Overrides the feature 
       'internalizeAppendUseOriginalLocation' set to by default to 'True'.

     --sdc, --skipdownloadcache, --skip-download-cache
     Skip Download Cache - Use the original download url even if a private 
       CDN cache is available for a package. Overrides the default feature 
       'downloadCache' set to 'True'. Business editions only (licensed version 
       1.12.2+). See https://docs.chocolatey.org/en-us/features/private-cdn 

     --dc, --downloadcache, --download-cache, --use-download-cache
     Use Download Cache - Use private CDN cache if available for a package. 
       Overrides the default feature 'downloadCache' set to 'True'. Business 
       editions only (licensed version 1.12.2+). See https://chocolate-
       y.org/docs/features-private-cdn 

Command Reference

📝 NOTE This documentation has been automatically generated from choco download -h.