Push Command (choco push)

Chocolatey will attempt to push a compiled nupkg to a package feed. Some may prefer to use cpush as a shortcut for choco push.

📝 NOTE 100% compatible with older chocolatey client ( and below) with options and switches. Default push location is deprecated and will be removed by v1. In most cases you can still pass options and switches with one dash (-). For more details, see how to pass arguments (choco -?).

A feed can be a local folder, a file share, the community feed (https://push.chocolatey.org/), or a custom/private feed. For web feeds, it has a requirement that it implements the proper OData endpoints required for NuGet packages.


choco push [<path to nupkg>] [<options/switches>]
cpush [<path to nupkg>] [<options/switches>]

📝 NOTE If there is more than one nupkg file in the folder, the command will require specifying the path to the file.


choco push --source https://chocolatey.org/
choco push --source "'https://chocolatey.org/'" -t 500
choco push --source "'https://chocolatey.org/'" -k="'123-123123-123'"

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


To use this command, you must have your API key saved for the community feed (chocolatey.org) or the source you want to push to. Or you can explicitly pass the apikey to the command. See apikey command help for instructions on saving your key:

choco apikey -?

A common error is Failed to process request. 'The specified API key does not provide the authority to push packages.' The remote server returned an error: (403) Forbidden.. This means the package already exists with a different user (API key). The package could be unlisted. You can verify by going to https://push.chocolatey.org/packages/packageName. Please contact the administrators of https://push.chocolatey.org/ if you see this and you don't see a good reason for it.

Exit Codes

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 - 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.

     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+.

     Do Not Show Progress - Do not show download progress percentages.
       Available in 0.10.4+.

     Proxy Location - Explicit proxy location. Overrides the default proxy
       location of ''. Available for config settings in, this CLI
       option available in 0.10.4+.

     Proxy User Name - Explicit proxy user (optional). Requires explicity
       proxy (`--proxy` or config setting). Overrides the default proxy user of
       '123'. Available for config settings in, this CLI option
       available in 0.10.4+.

     Proxy Password - Explicit proxy password (optional) to be used with
       username. Requires explicity proxy (`--proxy` or config setting) and
       user name.  Overrides the default proxy password (encrypted in settings
       if set). Available for config settings in, this CLI option
       available in 0.10.4+.

     ProxyBypassList - Comma separated list of regex locations to bypass on
       proxy. Requires explicity proxy (`--proxy` or config setting). Overrides
       the default proxy bypass list of ''. Available in 0.10.4+.

     Proxy Bypass On Local - Bypass proxy for local connections. Requires
       explicity proxy (`--proxy` or config setting). Overrides the default
       proxy bypass on local setting of 'True'. Available in 0.10.4+.

     Log File to output to in addition to regular loggers. Available in 0.1-

 -s, --source=VALUE
     Source - The source we are pushing the package to. Use https://pus-
       h.chocolatey.org/ to push to [community feed](https://chocolatey.org/packages).

 -k, --key, --apikey, --api-key=VALUE
     ApiKey - The api key for the source. If not specified (and not local
       file source), does a lookup. If not specified and one is not found for
       an https source, push will fail.

     Timeout (in seconds) - The time to allow a package push to occur before
       timing out. Defaults to execution timeout 2700.

Command Reference

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