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Downloads of v


Last Update:

16 Dec 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Samuel Vasko


console terminal cli


This is not the latest version of Cmder available.

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Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

  • Samuel Vasko


This is not the latest version of Cmder available.

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Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged:

This package was submitted (and approved) prior to automated virus scanning integration into the package moderation processs.

We recommend clicking the "Details" link to make your own decision on installing this package.

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


To uninstall Cmder, 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

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 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 cmder -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="''" [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 cmder -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="''" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install cmder
    name: cmder
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'cmder' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller cmder
    Name     = "cmder"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

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

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


There are versions of this package awaiting moderation . See the Version History section below.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 16 Dec 2016.


Cmder is a software package created out of pure frustration over absence of usable console emulator on Windows. It is based on ConEmu with major config overhaul. Monokai color scheme, amazing clink and custom prompt layout.

The main advantage of Cmder is portability. It is designed to be totally self-contained with no external dependencies, that is makes it great for USB Sticks or Dropbox. So you can carry your console, aliases and binaries (like wget, curl and git) with you anywhere.

Combines utility of 3 distinct tools:

  • Console emulator = Conemu
  • Cmd.exe enhancements = clink
  • Unix tools on windows = msysgit

This package uncompresses to 250 MB and includes Unix commands via bundled msysgit.
See cmdermini (7 MB) for basic console without bundled msysgit.

Install location

This package installs into the cmder subdirectory of the path defined in the environment variable:

  • <chocolatey-0.9.10: $env:ChocolateyBinRoot
  • >=chocolatey-0.9.10: $env:ChocolateyToolsLocation

To determine installed chocolatey version: choco -v

Note that when upgrading to >=0.9.10, if $env:ChocolateyBinRoot exists, the value will be preserved and variable updated to new name. If neither variable exists, the default location is used: $env:SystemDrive\tools

$packageName = 'cmder'
$url = ''
$checksum = '8bbdb4074e9c1ad9ae85c366da12b7b9'
$checksumType = 'md5'
$binRoot = Get-BinRoot
$installPath = Join-Path $binRoot $packageName

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                             -Url $url `
                             -UnzipLocation $installPath `
                             -Checksum $checksum `
                             -ChecksumType $checksumType

Install-ChocolateyPath $installPath 'User'
$packageName = 'cmder'
$toolsPath = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$unPath = Join-Path $toolsPath 'Uninstall-ChocolateyPath.psm1'
$binRoot = Get-BinRoot
$installPath = Join-Path $binRoot $packageName

Import-Module $unPath
Uninstall-ChocolateyPath $installPath 'User'

if (Test-Path $installPath) {
    Remove-Item -Path $installPath -Recurse -Force
function Uninstall-ChocolateyPath {
  [string] $pathToUninstall,
  [System.EnvironmentVariableTarget] $pathType = [System.EnvironmentVariableTarget]::User
  Write-Debug "Running 'Uninstall-ChocolateyPath' with pathToUninstall:`'$pathToUninstall`'";

  #get the PATH variable
  $envPath = $env:PATH
  #$envPath = [Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable('Path', $pathType)
  if (!$envPath.ToLower().Contains($pathToUninstall.ToLower())) {
    Write-Host "PATH environment variable does not have $pathToUninstall in it."

  Write-Host "PATH environment variable has $pathToUninstall in it. Removing..."
  $actualPath = [Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable('Path', $pathType)

  # escape regex metachars, match possible backslash and item separator at eol
  $pathToUninstallRegex = ($pathToUninstall -replace '([\\().])', '\$1') + '\\?(;|$)'

  # remove pathToUninstall from actualPath
  $actualPath = $actualPath -replace "$pathToUninstallRegex", ''

  if ($pathType -eq [System.EnvironmentVariableTarget]::Machine) {
    $psArgs = "[Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable('Path',`'$actualPath`', `'$pathType`')"
    Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin "$psArgs"
  } else {
    [Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable('Path', $actualPath, $pathType)

  # remove from path of current powershell session
  $envPSPath = $env:PATH
  $env:Path = $envPSPath -replace "$pathToUninstallRegex", ''

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Cmder 1.3.21 19 Monday, December 19, 2022
Waiting for Maintainer
Cmder 1.3.19 143638 Monday, January 17, 2022 Approved
Cmder 1.3.18 56480 Friday, March 26, 2021 Approved
Cmder 1.3.17 27221 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 Approved
Cmder 1.3.16 57473 Friday, July 31, 2020 Approved
Cmder 1.3.15 17831 Saturday, June 27, 2020 Approved
Cmder 1.3.14 50830 Thursday, January 9, 2020 Approved
Cmder 1.3.13 17362 Monday, November 25, 2019 Approved
Cmder 1.3.12 36744 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Approved
Cmder 1.3.11 61607 Monday, December 24, 2018 Approved
Cmder 1.3.10 6793 Saturday, December 1, 2018 Approved
Cmder 1.3.9 307 Thursday, November 29, 2018 Approved
Cmder 1.3.8 6448 Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Approved
Cmder 1.3.7 1380 Saturday, November 10, 2018 Approved
Cmder 1.3.6 5134 Thursday, October 25, 2018 Approved
Cmder 1.3.5 46131 Sunday, February 11, 2018 Approved
Cmder 1.3.4 333 Thursday, March 29, 2018 Approved
Cmder 1.3.3 17817 Friday, November 3, 2017 Approved
Cmder 1.3.2 33837 Friday, December 16, 2016 Approved
Cmder 369 Friday, December 16, 2016 Approved
Cmder 1.3.1 4605 Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Approved
Cmder 968 Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Exempted
Cmder 1.3.0 10940 Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Approved
Cmder 1.3.0-beta 449 Saturday, May 21, 2016 Exempted
Cmder 1.2.9-beta 363 Saturday, May 21, 2016 Exempted
Cmder 497 Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Approved



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