A command-line installer for Windows

Installs in seconds

Make sure PowerShell 5 (or later, include PowerShell Core) and .NET Framework 4.5 (or later) are installed. Then run:

Invoke-Expression (New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('')

# or shorter
iwr -useb | iex

Note: if you get an error you might need to change the execution policy (i.e. enable Powershell) with

Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -scope CurrentUser

Scoop installs the tools you know and love

scoop install curl

Get comfortable on the Windows command line

Looking for familiar Unix tools? Tired of Powershell’s Verb-Noun verbosity? Scoop helps you get the programs you need, with a minimal amount of point-and-clicking.

Say goodbye to permission pop-ups

Scoop installs programs to your home directory by default. So you don’t need admin permissions to install programs, and you won’t see UAC popups every time you need to add or remove a program.

Scoop reads the README for you

Not sure whether you need 32-bit or 64-bit? Can’t remember that command you have to type after you install to get that other thing you need? Scoop has you covered. Just scoop install and you’ll be ready to work in no time.