Outdated Command (choco outdated)

Returns a list of outdated packages.

📝 NOTE Available with 0.9.9.6+.

Usage

choco outdated [<options/switches>]

Examples

choco outdated
choco outdated -s https://somewhere/out/there
choco outdated -s "'https://somewhere/protected'" -u user -p pass

If you use --source=https://somewhere/out/there, it is going to look for outdated packages only based on that source, so you may want to add --ignore-unfound to your options.

📝 NOTE See scripting in how to pass arguments (choco -?) for how to write proper scripts and integrations.

Exit Codes

Exit codes that normally result from running this command.

Normal:

  • 0: operation was successful, no issues detected
  • -1 or 1: an error has occurred

Enhanced:

  • 0: no outdated packages
  • -1 or 1: an error has occurred
  • 2: outdated packages have been found

📝 NOTE Starting in v0.10.12, if you have the feature 'useEnhancedExitCodes' turned on, then choco will provide enhanced exit codes that allow better integration and scripting.

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.

See It In Action

choco outdated

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).


 -?, --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 install. Special sources 
       include: ruby, webpi, cygwin, windowsfeatures, and python. To specify 
       more than one source, pass it with a semi-colon separating the values (-
       e.g. "'source1;source2'"). Defaults to default feeds.

 -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. Available in 0.9.10+.

     --cp, --certpassword=VALUE
     Certificate Password - the client certificate's password to the source. 
       Defaults to empty. Available in 0.9.10+.

     --pre, --prerelease
     Prerelease - Include Prereleases? Defaults to false. Available in 0.1-
       0.14+.

     --ignore-pinned
     Ignore Pinned - Ignore pinned packages. Defaults to false. Available in 
       0.10.6+.

     --ignore-unfound
     Ignore Unfound Packages - Ignore packages that are not found on the 
       sources used (or the defaults). Overrides the default feature 
       'ignoreUnfoundPackagesOnUpgradeOutdated' set to 'False'. Available in -
       0.10.9+.

     --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 
       disabled, this makes queries similar to the way they were done in 
       Chocolatey v0.10.11 and before. Overrides the default feature 
       'usePackageRepositoryOptimizations' set to 'True'. Available in 0.10.14+.

Command Reference

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