Downloads of v 0.4.9:


Last Update:

31 Jul 2018

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Martin Ridgers




0.4.9 | Updated: 31 Jul 2018



Downloads of v 0.4.9:



Software Author(s):

  • Martin Ridgers



Clink 0.4.9

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2 Passing Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


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


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


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


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

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • 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. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade clink -y --source="'STEP 3 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 clink -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure clink installed
    name: clink
    state: present
    version: 0.4.9
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'clink' do
  action    :install
  version  '0.4.9'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: clink,
    Version: 0.4.9,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller clink
   Name     = 'clink'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '0.4.9'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'clink':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '0.4.9',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install clink version="0.4.9" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 31 Jul 2018.


Clink combines the native Windows shell cmd.exe with the powerful command line editing features of the GNU Readline library, which provides rich completion, history, and line-editing capabilities. Readline is best known for its use in the well-known Unix shell Bash, the standard shell for Mac OS X and many Linux distributions.

Install-ChocolateyPackage `
    -PackageName 'clink' `
    -Url '' `
    -Checksum '0A7E5D57D68BC84B5C3B2637AA5B3915C38917DE85D16F411C24E934BCBB8466' `
    -ChecksumType 'SHA256' `
    -FileType 'EXE' `
    -SilentArgs '/S'
$tools = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition

. $tools\uninstall.ps1
Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage `
    -PackageName 'clink' `
    -File (Get-Uninstaller -Name 'Clink v0.4.9') `
    -FileType 'EXE' `
    -SilentArgs '/S'
  Get the uninstaller location for most Windows software.
  This function finds the correct uninstaller given just an application name.
  Find the name from the Programs and Features Control Panel window.
  The name of the application, as found in the Programs and Features applet
  in the Control Panel.
  Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage 'foo' 'EXE' '/S' (Get-Uninstaller -Name 'Foo')
function Get-Uninstaller {
        [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
        [string] $Name
    $local_key = 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
    $machine_key32 = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
    $machine_key64 = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
    @($local_key, $machine_key32, $machine_key64) `
        | ? { Test-Path $_ } `
        | Get-ItemProperty `
        | ? { $_.DisplayName -eq $Name } `
        | Select-Object -ExpandProperty UninstallString

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Clink 0.4.8 11898 Monday, October 10, 2016 Approved
Clink 0.4.7 3677 Friday, May 20, 2016 Approved

  • Fixed broken Doskey on Win10 (#438, #451)

This package has no dependencies.

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