Command line in Windows.
You love it when there are Powershell, Cmder and friends. And, you hate it when you cannot install simple programs quickly.
Well, hate may be a strong word - but you get the gist.
I have tried chocolatey and have a like-dislike relationship with that program. I have also experimented with VMs and anything that exposes more of the command line. None of the programs stuck in my day-to-day flow. For a few projects, I dedicatedly use WSL - but could not quite switch over everywhere.
In the meantime, I now use Scoop. Scoop is different.
- Install Scoop
- Install developer apps/configurations (e.g. curl)
- Use apps
I faced installation issues to begin with - but none that could stand the test of a good Google search.
Here’s what you do -
- Open Powershell in Windows 10. Execute the following command to bypass the execution policy for the session.
Set-ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Scope Process
Set directory for Scoop and install it.
$env:SCOOP='e:\scoop' [environment]::setEnvironmentVariable('SCOOP',$env:SCOOP,'User') iex (new-object net.webclient).downloadstring('https://get.scoop.sh')
3. Install apps using
scoop install curl or install apps globally. You can set directory for global apps using Powershell admin
$env:SCOOP_GLOBAL='c:\apps' [environment]::setEnvironmentVariable('SCOOP_GLOBAL',$env:SCOOP_GLOBAL,'Machine') scoop install -g curl
Now, just hit commands in Powershell to install local/global apps.