Are you fed up installing Softwares through GUI i.e. mouse clicks? You must have experienced it while working with Windows. A series of dialog box appears with Next, Agree, OK, Cancel buttons. Had this been Linux you wouldn’t have these issues. By default, Linux comes with package managers like yum, apt, pac, etc.
So what about Windows?
Kuch Meetha Ho Jaaye! Literally yes. Chocolatey is a command line package management tool for Windows. It can be used to install software development tools as well as application software. It provides an efficient way of automating your software installations on Windows.
Installing flash player in your windows would look like this
C:\> choco install flashplayer
Uninstalling the same is also simple
C:\> choco uninstall flashplayer
There are some pre-requisites
- Windows 7+ / Windows Server 2003+
- PowerShell v2+
- .NET Framework 4+ (the installation will attempt to install .NET 4.0 if you do not have it installed)
More Details and Docs
Most of the dependencies for Chocolatey come along with Windows Management Framework. Proper installation guide and usage details can be found on Chocolatey Docs: https://chocolatey.org/, https://chocolatey.org/install