Downloads of v 1.12.15:


Last Update:

11 Mar 2017

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Roberto Tyley


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1.12.15 | Updated: 11 Mar 2017



Downloads of v 1.12.15:



Software Author(s):

  • Roberto Tyley


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The BFG 1.12.15

This is not the latest version of The BFG available.

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

Learn More

Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


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


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: 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 bfg-repo-cleaner -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'1.12.15'" [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 bfg-repo-cleaner -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'1.12.15'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install bfg-repo-cleaner
    name: bfg-repo-cleaner
    version: '1.12.15'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'bfg-repo-cleaner' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.12.15'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller bfg-repo-cleaner
    Name     = "bfg-repo-cleaner"
    Version  = "1.12.15"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'bfg-repo-cleaner':
  ensure   => '1.12.15',
  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.

This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 26 Mar 2017.


The BFG Repo Cleaner

The BFG is a simpler, faster alternative to git filter-branch for cleansing bad data out of your Git repository history:

  • Removing Crazy Big Files
  • Removing Passwords, Credentials & other Private data

The git filter-branch command is enormously powerful and can do things that the BFG can't, but the BFG is much better for the tasks above, because:

  • It's faster: 10 - 720x faster
  • It's simpler: The BFG isn't particularily clever, but is focused on making the above tasks easy
  • It's beautiful: If you need to, you can use the beautiful Scala language to customise the BFG. Which has got to be better than Bash scripting at least some of the time.

This package contains a precompiled version of The BFG, with all dependencies included in the JAR file, as well as a Windows command-line executable that runs The BFG.

md5: 77034AB3DB6CDAFE7EBC1041546C2E63 | sha1: F5EA043FE1354BF1E05D6B2D5ADD89F007A03866 | sha256: 22688CDE5F99878B0139EEA9B07324E0839E97C5E51F0A7BF7F227432FF786B7 | sha512: 494EB81B7E589E076FB45799C98353A7F01AB95B323AE4D4137279F65C2246284F60183C066DB36FF03070333077F34937067C09256EDDD9909B215AA780C004

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

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
The BFG 1.13.0 1188 Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Approved
The BFG 1.12.15 652 Saturday, March 11, 2017 Approved
The BFG 1.12.12 450 Saturday, June 18, 2016 Approved
The BFG 381 Saturday, June 18, 2016 Approved
The BFG 1.12.5 447 Monday, December 21, 2015 Approved

Version 1.12.15:

  • Updated build using Visual Studio 2017
  • Upgrade The BFG to version 1.12.15


  • Updated build using Visual Studio 2015
  • Added C++ Redistributable dependency to ensure that the program runs on Windows 8.1 and earlier
  • Added Windows Explorer version information to BFG.exe
  • No functional changes

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