Chocolatey: A package manager for Windows
Chocolatey is an awesome package manager for Windows (based on NuGet) which I have been using since a couple of years now. Every developer and hacker should have it on their Windows machines.
A package manager is a tool which makes it easy to install, configure and update a software from the command line.
Chocolatey is like apt-get on Linux or homebrew on Mac.
Installing and updating software is a breeze with Chocolatey using very simple commands.
- Install a package
C:\> choco install notepadplusplus
- Search for a package
C:\> choco search notepadplusplus
- List all installed packages
C:\> choco list --localOnly
- Upgrade chocolatey using chocolatey ;)
C:\> choco upgrade chocolatey
You can find more usage at Chocolatey’s Wiki.