📝 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 cuninst)
- 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.
Source Command (choco source)
Chocolatey will allow you to interact with sources.
📝 NOTE Mostly compatible with older chocolatey client (0.9.8.x and below) with options and switches. When enabling, disabling or removing a source, use
-namein front of the option now. In most cases you can still pass options and switches with one dash (
-). For more details, see how to pass arguments (
choco source [list]|add|remove|disable|enable [<options/switches>] choco sources [list]|add|remove|disable|enable [<options/switches>]
choco source choco source list choco source add -n=bob -s="https://somewhere/out/there/api/v2/" choco source add -n=bob -s "'https://somewhere/out/there/api/v2/'" -cert=\Users\bob\bob.pfx choco source add -n=bob -s "'https://somewhere/out/there/api/v2/'" -u=bob -p=12345 choco source disable -n=bob choco source enable -n=bob choco source remove -n=bob
When it comes to the source location, this can be a folder/file share or an http location. If it is a url, it will be a location you can go to in a browser and it returns OData with something that says Packages in the browser, similar to what you see when you go to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/.
📝 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 source. Required with actions other than list. Defaults to empty. -s, --source=VALUE Source - The source. This can be a folder/file share or an http locatio- n. If it is a url, it will be a location you can go to in a browser and it returns OData with something that says Packages in the browser, similar to what you see when you go to https://community.chocolate- y.org/api/v2/. Required with add action. Defaults to empty. -u, --user=VALUE User - used with authenticated feeds. Defaults to empty. -p, --password=VALUE Password - the user's password to the source. Encrypted in chocolate- y.config file. --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+. --priority=VALUE Priority - The priority order of this source as compared to other sources, lower is better. Defaults to 0 (no priority). All priorities above 0 will be evaluated first, then zero-based values will be evaluated in config file order. Available in 0.9.9.9+. --bypassproxy, --bypass-proxy Bypass Proxy - Should this source explicitly bypass any explicitly or system configured proxies? Defaults to false. Available in 0.10.4+. --allowselfservice, --allow-self-service Allow Self-Service - Should this source be allowed to be used with self- service? Requires business edition (v1.10.0+) with feature 'useBackgroundServiceWithSelfServiceSourcesOnly' turned on. Defaults to false. Available in 0.10.4+. --adminonly, --admin-only Visible to Administrators Only - Should this source be visible to non- administrators? Requires business edition (v1.12.2+). Defaults to false. Available in 0.10.8+.
📝 NOTE This documentation has been automatically generated from
choco source -h.