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Downloads of v 0.24.0:


Last Update:

12 Oct 2023

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • David Peter


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0.24.0 | Updated: 12 Oct 2023



Downloads of v 0.24.0:



Software Author(s):

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Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged as a Note:

At least one file within this package has greater than 0 detections, but less than 5

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install bat, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade bat, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall bat, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade bat -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade bat -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install bat
    name: bat
    version: '0.24.0'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'bat' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '0.24.0'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller bat
    Name     = "bat"
    Version  = "0.24.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'bat':
  ensure   => '0.24.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 20 Jul 2024.


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$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$version = $env:chocolateyPackageVersion
$packageName = $env:chocolateyPackageName
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$url = 'https://github.com/sharkdp/bat/releases/download/v0.24.0/bat-v0.24.0-x86_64-pc-windows-msvc.zip'

$packageArgs = @{
    packageName   = $packageName
    unzipLocation = $toolsDir
    fileType      = 'exe'
    url           = $url
    checksum      = '1aa3733479d5980cb58c2b06aca06cf19ff377e85622f96549f8849f47f9f486'
    checksumType  = "sha256"

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
bat 0.23.0 3769 Saturday, March 25, 2023 Approved
bat 0.22.1 4095 Sunday, September 11, 2022 Approved
bat 0.22.0 483 Wednesday, September 7, 2022 Approved
bat 0.21.0 2860 Thursday, May 12, 2022 Approved
bat 1257 Tuesday, April 12, 2022 Approved
bat 0.20.0 1403 Sunday, February 27, 2022 Approved
bat 0.19.0 1489 Sunday, January 9, 2022 Approved
bat 0.18.3 2416 Monday, August 23, 2021 Approved
bat 0.18.2 1157 Tuesday, July 13, 2021 Approved
bat 0.18.1 1464 Friday, May 14, 2021 Approved
bat 0.18.0 1436 Monday, March 1, 2021 Approved
bat 0.17.1 1574 Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Approved
bat 0.17.0 273 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Approved
bat 0.16.0 1052 Saturday, October 3, 2020 Approved
bat 0.15.4 1742 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Approved
bat 0.15.3 291 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Approved
bat 0.15.2 246 Monday, May 25, 2020 Approved
bat 0.15.1 568 Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Approved
bat 0.15.0 581 Saturday, April 25, 2020 Approved
bat 0.14.0 309 Thursday, April 23, 2020 Approved
bat 0.13.0 683 Sunday, March 22, 2020 Approved
bat 542 Friday, March 6, 2020 Approved
bat 0.12.1 1494 Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Approved
bat 0.12.0 202 Sunday, September 1, 2019 Approved
bat 0.11.0 573 Thursday, May 16, 2019 Approved
bat 0.10.0 281 Sunday, April 14, 2019 Approved
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