📝 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.
Pin Command (choco pin)
Pin a package to suppress upgrades.
This is especially helpful when running
choco upgrade for all
packages, as it will automatically skip those packages. Another
choco upgrade --except="pkg1,pk2".
choco pin [list]|add|remove [<options/switches>]
choco pin choco pin list choco pin add -n git choco pin add --name="'git'" --version="'1.2.3'" choco pin add --name="'git'" --version="'1.2.3'" --reason="'reasons available in business editions only'" choco pin remove --name="'git'"
📝 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
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
📝 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+ -n, --name=VALUE Name - the name of the package. Required with some actions. Defaults to empty. --version=VALUE Version - Used when multiple versions of a package are installed. Defaults to empty. --reason, --pin-reason, --note=VALUE Pin Reason - Text information about why you are setting a pin. Available in business editions 1.12.2+. --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 pin -h.