List/Search Command (choco list)

Chocolatey will perform a search for a package local or remote. Some
may prefer to use clist as a shortcut for choco list.

NOTE: 100% compatible with older Chocolatey client (0.9.8.x and below)
with options and switches. In most cases you can still pass options
and switches with one dash (-). For more details, see
how to pass arguments (choco -?).

Usage

  choco search <filter> [<options/switches>]
  choco list <filter> [<options/switches>]
  clist <filter> [<options/switches>]

Examples

  choco list --local-only
  choco list -li
  choco list -lai
  choco list --page=0 --page-size=25
  choco search git
  choco search git --source="'https://somewhere/out/there'"
  choco search bob -s "'https://somewhere/protected'" -u user -p pass

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

Exit Codes

Exit codes that normally result from running this command.

Normal:

Enhanced:

NOTE: Starting in v0.10.12, if you have the feature 'useEnhancedExitCodes'
turned on, then choco will provide enhanced exit codes that allow
better integration and scripting.

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.

See It In Action

choco search

Alternative Sources

Available in 0.9.10+.

WebPI

This specifies the source is Web PI (Web Platform Installer) and that
we are searching for a WebPI product, such as IISExpress. If you do
not have the Web PI command line installed, it will install that first
and then perform the search requested.
e.g. choco list --source webpi

Windows Features

This specifies that the source is a Windows Feature and we should
install via the Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool (DISM)
on the local machine.
e.g. choco list --source windowsfeatures

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 explicity
       proxy (`--proxy` or config setting). Overrides the default proxy user of
       '123'. 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 explicity 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 explicity 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
       explicity 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+.

 -s, --source=VALUE
     Source - Source location for install. Can use special 'webpi' or
       'windowsfeatures' sources. Defaults to sources.

 -l, --lo, --localonly, --local-only
     LocalOnly - Only search against local machine items.

     --idonly, --id-only
     Id Only - Only return Package Ids in the list results. Available in 0.1-
       0.6+.

     --pre, --prerelease
     Prerelease - Include Prereleases? Defaults to false.

 -i, --includeprograms, --include-programs
     IncludePrograms - Used in conjunction with LocalOnly, filters out apps
       chocolatey has listed as packages and includes those in the list.
       Defaults to false.

 -a, --all, --allversions, --all-versions
     AllVersions - include results from all versions.

     --version=VALUE
     Version - Specific version of a package to return.

 -u, --user=VALUE
     User - used with authenticated feeds. Defaults to empty.

 -p, --password=VALUE
     Password - the user's password to the source. Defaults to empty.

     --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+.

     --page=VALUE
     Page - the 'page' of results to return. Defaults to return all results.
       Available in 0.9.10+.

     --page-size=VALUE
     Page Size - the amount of package results to return per page. Defaults
       to 25. Available in 0.9.10+.

 -e, --exact
     Exact - Only return packages with this exact name. Available in 0.9.10+.

     --by-id-only
     ByIdOnly - Only return packages where the id contains the search filter.
       Available in 0.9.10+.

     --by-tag-only, --by-tags-only
     ByTagOnly - Only return packages where the search filter matches on the
       tags. Available in 0.10.6+.

     --id-starts-with
     IdStartsWith - Only return packages where the id starts with the search
       filter. Available in 0.9.10+.

     --order-by-popularity
     OrderByPopularity - Sort by package results by popularity. Available in
       0.9.10+.

     --approved-only
     ApprovedOnly - Only return approved packages - this option will filter
       out results not from the [community repository](https://chocolatey.org/packages). Available in 0.9.10+.

     --download-cache, --download-cache-only
     DownloadCacheAvailable - Only return packages that have a download cache
       available - this option will filter out results not from the community
       repository. Available in 0.9.10+.

     --not-broken
     NotBroken - Only return packages that are not failing testing - this
       option only filters out failing results from the [community feed](https://chocolatey.org/packages). It will
       not filter against other sources. Available in 0.9.10+.

     --detail, --detailed
     Detailed - Alias for verbose. Available in 0.9.10+.

     --audit, --showaudit, --show-audit, --show-audit-info
     Show Audit Information - Display auditing information for a package.
       Available in business editions 1.12.0+.

Command Reference

NOTE: This documentation has been automatically generated from choco list -h.