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Devbox Common Settings


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This package performs miscellaneous actions to customize your command line experience.

1. Set environment variable « chocolateybinroot » to C:\Tools, only if it's not already set. Some packages that would otherwise install into system root will look for this variable. Packages that behave in this way are: Ruby, Python etc - almost any package that is not comfortable with spaces in filenames.
2. Permanently sets HOME environment variable to a valid value, if not already set.
3. Installs « setenv » command that refreshes environment variables without the need to restart command shell. Sometimes very useful.
4. Establishes a flexible system of auto-run include files, specified in user's home directory. After that, any file residing in home directory looking like « .bashrc.include.*.bat » gets auto-executed at every command shell start.

Automatic uninstall procedure is included in this package, so you don't need to manually reverse whatever actions installer did. This procedure will unset « chocolateybinroot » variable (1.) but will not do anything to remove effects of (2.), (3.) and (4.) because these settings are very unobtrusive.

NOTE: Phrase « Devbox » in a name of this package is used as signature to indicate high quality standards. Functionally, the package is the same as any other Chocolatey package.

To install Devbox Common Settings, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install devbox-common

To upgrade Devbox Common Settings, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade devbox-common


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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Michael Field
  • Ethan Brown


Release Notes

Fix setenv.bat

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