Install-BinFile

Install-BinFile

Install-BinFile

Creates a shim (or batch redirect) for a file that is on the PATH.

Syntax

Install-BinFile `
  -Name <String> `
  -Path <String> `
  [-UseStart] `
  [-Command <String>] `
  [-IgnoredArguments <Object[]>] [<CommonParameters>]

Description

Chocolatey installs have the folder $($env:ChocolateyInstall)\bin included in the PATH environment variable. Chocolatey automatically shims executables in package folders that are not explicitly ignored, putting them into the bin folder (and subsequently onto the PATH).

When you have other files you want to shim to add them to the PATH or if you want to handle the shimming explicitly, use this function.

If you do use this function, ensure you also add Uninstall-BinFile to your chocolateyUninstall.ps1 script as Chocolatey will not automatically clean up shims created with this function.

Notes

Not normally needed for exe files in the package folder, those are automatically discovered and added as shims after the install script completes.

Aliases

Add-BinFile Generate-BinFile

Inputs

None

Outputs

None

Parameters

-Name <String>

The name of the redirect file, will have .exe appended to it.

Property Value
Aliases
Required? true
Position? 1
Default Value
Accept Pipeline Input? false

-Path <String>

The path to the original file. Can be relative from $($env:ChocolateyInstall)\bin back to your file or a full path to the file.

Property Value
Aliases
Required? true
Position? 2
Default Value
Accept Pipeline Input? false

-UseStart

This should be passed if the shim should not wait on the action to complete. This is usually the case with GUI apps, you don't want the command shell blocked waiting for the GUI app to be shut back down.

Property Value
Aliases isGui
Required? false
Position? named
Default Value False
Accept Pipeline Input? false

-Command [<String>]

OPTIONAL - This is any additional command arguments you want passed every time to the command. This is not normally used, but may be necessary if you are calling something and then your application. For example if you are calling Java with your JAR, the command would be the JAR file plus any other options to start Java appropriately.

Property Value
Aliases
Required? false
Position? named
Default Value
Accept Pipeline Input? false

-IgnoredArguments [<Object[]>]

Allows splatting with arguments that do not apply. Do not use directly.

Property Value
Aliases
Required? false
Position? named
Default Value
Accept Pipeline Input? false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=113216 .

Function Reference

📝 NOTE This documentation has been automatically generated from Import-Module "$env:ChocolateyInstall\helpers\chocolateyInstaller.psm1" -Force; Get-Help Install-BinFile -Full.

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