Downloads of v 2.2.0:


Last Update:

05 Sep 2018

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • monochromegane


pt ag ack grep search

The Platinum Searcher

2.2.0 | Updated: 05 Sep 2018



Downloads of v 2.2.0:


Software Author(s):

  • monochromegane


pt ag ack grep search

The Platinum Searcher 2.2.0

All Checks are Passing

2 Passing Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


To install The Platinum Searcher, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade The Platinum Searcher, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall The Platinum Searcher, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade pt -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade pt -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure pt installed
    name: pt
    state: present
    version: 2.2.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'pt' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.2.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: pt,
    Version: 2.2.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller pt
   Name     = 'pt'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.2.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'pt':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.2.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install pt version="2.2.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 13 Jul 2020.


A code searching tool similar to ack and The Silver Searcher (ag). It supports multi platforms and multi encodings.


  • It searches code about 3-5x faster than ack.
  • It searches code as fast as The Silver Searcher (ag).
  • It ignores file patterns from your .gitignore.
  • It searches UTF-8, EUC-JP and Shift_JIS files.
  • It provides binaries for multi platforms (macOS, Windows, Linux).

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageName = 'pt'
$url32 = ''
$checksum32 = 'd32ebffe0c2cf142351b6037e73e0bde18044f9c77960c7b55076e45dc80929d'
$checksumType32 = 'sha256'
$url64 = ''
$checksum64 = '7fa5aab0462a63cc1a746af3f07f1d03bf6521e23f8b2d149fc5af7b4e00596c'
$checksumType64 = 'sha256'
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                             -Url $url32 `
                             -Checksum $checksum32 `
                             -ChecksumType $checksumType32 `
                             -Url64bit $url64 `
                             -Checksum64 $checksum64 `
                             -ChecksumType64 $checksumType64 `
                             -UnzipLocation $toolsDir

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
The Platinum Searcher 2.1.6 295 Sunday, July 8, 2018 Approved
The Platinum Searcher 2.1.5 868 Thursday, June 22, 2017 Approved
The Platinum Searcher 796 Friday, March 4, 2016 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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