📝 WARNING SHIM DEPRECATION
With the release of Chocolatey CLI v1.0.0 we have deprecated the following shims/shortcuts:
- chocolatey (Alias for choco)
- cinst (Shortcut for choco install)
- cpush (Shortcut for choco push)
- cuninst (Shortcut for choco uninstall)
- cup (Shortcut for choco upgrade)
We recommend that any scripts calling these shims be updated to use the full command, as these shims will be removed in Chocolatey CLI v2.0.0.
Outdated Command (choco outdated)
Returns a list of outdated packages.
📝 NOTE Available with 0.9.9.6+.
choco outdated [<options/switches>]
choco outdated choco outdated -s https://somewhere/out/there choco outdated -s "'https://somewhere/protected'" -u user -p pass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going to look for outdated packages only based on that source, so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 that normally result from running this command.
- 0: operation was successful, no issues detected
- -1 or 1: an error has occurred
- 0: no outdated packages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- 2: outdated packages have been found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
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+. --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+ -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+. --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+).
📝 NOTE This documentation has been automatically generated from
choco outdated -h.