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For the foodstuff, see Compound chocolate.

Chocolatey[1] is a machine level software package manager and installer, built with the Microsoft Windows platform in mind. Chocolatey is a global PowerShell execution engine using the NuGet packaging infrastructure. It is an automation tool for installing software on Windows machines which greatly simplifies the process from the user’s perspective.[2]

It is utilised by the OneGet[3] interface of the Microsoft Windows PowerShell version 5.0 scripting language.[4] The name is based on a pun of NuGet – nougat – chocolatey nougat.[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.