Chocolatey

Chocolatey is a package manager for Windows. In this page, I keep track of packages I’m using for future reference.

I use a custom install location for Chocolatey. At home: C:\opt\chocolatey and at work C:\ecommerce\chocolatey (due to IT policy restrictions). This is defined in the environment variable ChocolateyInstall.

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Installation cheat sheet (needs Powershell as Admin):


Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned

iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1'))

Packages I use:

  • 7zip
    • Installs in C:\Program Files\7-Zip
  • baretail
    • Portable, installs in C:\opt\chocolatey\lib\baretail\tools
  • keepassx
    • Portable, installs in C:\opt\chocolatey\lib\keepassx\tools\KeePassX-2.0.3
  • maven (installs jdk8 too)
    • Need to set M2_HOME env variable to C:\opt\chocolatey\lib\maven\apache-maven-3.3.9
  • mysql.workbench
  • notepadplusplus
  • python (installs python3)
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