Download Command (choco download)

Package Copy / Package Downloader

Chocolatey Licensed Editions only.

Downloads a package from a source and unpacks it.

Package Internalizer

Chocolatey for Business (C4B) and Managed Service Providers (MSP) only.

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.



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`.


choco download sysinternals

#### [Chocolatey for Business]( / 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

:choco-info: 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).

 -?, --help, -h
     Prints out the help menu.

     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 - 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.

     UseSystemPowerShell - Execute PowerShell using an external process 
       instead of the built-in PowerShell host. Should only be used when 
       internal host is failing.

     Do Not Show Progress - Do not show download progress percentages.

     Proxy Location - Explicit proxy location. Overrides the default proxy 
       location of ''.

     Proxy User Name - Explicit proxy user (optional). Requires explicit 
       proxy (`--proxy` or config setting). Overrides the default proxy user of 

     Proxy Password - Explicit proxy password (optional) to be used with user 
       name. Encrypted. Requires explicit proxy (`--proxy` or config setting) 
       and user name (`--proxy-user` or config setting).  Overrides the default 
       proxy password.

     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 - Bypass proxy for local connections. Requires 
       explicit proxy (`--proxy` or config setting). Overrides the default 
       proxy bypass on local setting of 'True'.

     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+

     IgnoreHttpCache - Ignore any HTTP caches that have previously been 
       created when querying sources, and create new caches. Available in 2.1.0+

 -s, --source=VALUE
     Source - The source to find the package(s) to download. Defaults to 
       default feeds.

     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.

     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 only. Defaults to false.

     --installed, --installed-packages
     Installed Packages - Download all installed Chocolatey packages. 
       Licensed editions only. Defaults to false.

     --ignore-unfound, --ignore-unfound-packages
     Ignore Unfound Packages - When downloading more than one package, 
       continue when one is unfound. Licensed editions only. 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 earlier versions 
       of Chocolatey. Overrides the default feature 
       'usePackageRepositoryOptimizations' set to 'True'.

     --recompile, --internalize
     Recompile / Internalize - Download all external resources and recompile 
       the package to use the local resources instead. Business editions only.

     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.

     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. 

 -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. 

     --append-useoriginallocation, --append-use-original-location
     Append -UseOriginalLocation - When `Install-ChocolateyPackage` is 
       internalized, append the `-UseOriginalLocation` parameter to the 
       function. Business editions only. 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.

     --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.

     --svc, --skipvirus, --skip-virus, --skipviruscheck, --skip-virus-check
     Skip Virus Check - Skip the virus check for downloaded files on this ru-
       n. Overrides the default feature 'virusCheck' set to 'False'. Licensed 
       editions only.

     --virus, --viruscheck, --virus-check
     Virus Check - check downloaded files for viruses. Overrides the default 
       feature 'virusCheck' set to 'False'. Licensed editions only.

     --viruspositivesmin, --virus-positives-minimum=VALUE
     Virus Check Minimum Scan Result Positives - the minimum number of scan 
       result positives required to flag a package. Used when virusScannerType 
       is VirusTotal. Overrides the default configuration value 
       'virusCheckMinimumPositives' set to '4'. Licensed editions only.

     --use-self-service, --force-self-service
     Force the command to be handled through the self-service when not 
       configured to allow this command. This option requires the features for 
       self-service and self-service command override to be enabled. Business 
       editions only (licensed version 5.0.0+).

Command Reference

:choco-info: NOTE

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