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For the foodstuff, see Compound chocolate.

Chocolatey[1] is a machine level package manager and installer for software packages, built for the Windows platform. Chocolatey is an execution engine using the NuGet packaging infrastructure and Windows PowerShell to provide an automation tool for installing software on Windows machines, designed to simplify the process from the user's perspective.[2]

Chocolatey can be invoked by the OneGet module[3] of PowerShell version 5.0.[4] The name is an extension on a pun of NuGet (from "nougat") as there are nougats with chocolate ingredients.[5]


  1. ^ "Chocolatey Gallery". Retrieved 2015-03-07. 
  2. ^ Hanselman, Scott, "Is the Windows user ready for apt-get?", Hanselman, Scott, 2013-05-28. Retrieved 2014-06-04.
  3. ^ Prox, Boe, "Checking Out OneGet in PowerShell V5",, 2014-04-03. Retrieved 2014-06-05.
  4. ^ Snover, Jeffrey, "Windows Management Framework V5 Preview", Microsoft TechNet Windows Server Blog, 2014-04-03. Retrieved 2014-06-05.
  5. ^ "Where Chocolatey Comes From",, 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2014-06-05.

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