It is very paramount to install scoop on Windows, especially for every user of this Operating System. Scoop is a command liner installer designed for Windows. It comes in handy in so many instances, because, often at times, you would want to install an application, tool/utility from the command line. Well, this tool does all the tricks for you once you have it installed on your Windows system. Scoop can do the following;
- Gets you the programs you require with minimum work from the command line
- Just a
scoop installgets you the apps you need
- No need for admin permissions when you have scoop as installed programs go to your home directory
As the image above suggests, install scoop on Windows, the guide below will show you exactly how to do it.
Step 1. Open PowerShell and Install Scoop
- To install scoop on Windows, you need to run the following command on PowerShell;
iex (new-object net.webclient).downloadstring('https://get.scoop.sh')
With the above one-liner, scoop will be installed in your Windows system.
PS C:\Users\Valentine> iex (new-object net.webclient).downloadstring('https://get.scoop.sh') >> Initializing... Downloading scoop... Extracting... Creating shim... Downloading main bucket... Extracting... Adding ~\scoop\shims to your path. 'lastupdate' has been set to '2021-03-19T14:16:13.3248810+03:00' Scoop was installed successfully! Type 'scoop help' for instructions. PS C:\Users\Valentine>
Step 2. Utilize Scoop
From the above description to install scoop just takes a few seconds. Now, lets make use of scoop on Windows. To get a better description of what you are working with, type;
PS C:\Users\Valentine> scoop help Usage: scoop <command> [<args>] Some useful commands are: alias Manage scoop aliases bucket Manage Scoop buckets cache Show or clear the download cache checkup Check for potential problems cleanup Cleanup apps by removing old versions config Get or set configuration values create Create a custom app manifest depends List dependencies for an app export Exports (an importable) list of installed apps help Show help for a command hold Hold an app to disable updates home Opens the app homepage info Display information about an app install Install apps list List installed apps prefix Returns the path to the specified app reset Reset an app to resolve conflicts search Search available apps status Show status and check for new app versions unhold Unhold an app to enable updates uninstall Uninstall an app update Update apps, or Scoop itself virustotal Look for app's hash on virustotal.com which Locate a shim/executable (similar to 'which' on Linux) Type 'scoop help <command>' to get help for a specific command. PS C:\Users\Valentine> scoop help aliases scoop help: no such command 'aliases' PS C:\Users\Valentine> scoop help alias Usage: scoop alias add|list|rm [<args>] Add, remove or list Scoop aliases Aliases are custom Scoop subcommands that can be created to make common tasks easier. To add an Alias: scoop alias add <name> <command> <description> e.g.: scoop alias add rm 'scoop uninstall $args' 'Uninstalls an app' scoop alias add upgrade 'scoop update *' 'Updates all apps, just like brew or apt' Options: -v, --verbose Show alias description and table headers (works only for 'list')
From the above description, you can get everything working just from learning the commands offered on
scoop help .
- To update apps or scoop itself;
- To update all apps;
scoop update *
- To update a specific app; Just replace the
*with the name of that specific app.
- To install an app, type;
- To uninstall an app/software, just type the following command on PowerShell;
scoop uninstall [Name of the app]
NB/ Put the name of the app without the brackets.
- You can also get help from scoop on what to install in case you do not know what to, through;
NB/The above command lists al the available apps that you can install.
From the above experience, scoop is quite an awesome tool for Windows users. It does a lot for you in a very short time. It is also very easy to operate. Moreover, to install scoop on Windows, you just need a one liner command and you are good to go. If you are a Windows user, try this and please give feedback on your experience.