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Downloads of v 9.6.6:


Last Update:

09 Nov 2023

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • schollz
  • contributors


croc file transfer send encryption


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9.6.6 | Updated: 09 Nov 2023



Downloads of v 9.6.6:


Software Author(s):

  • schollz
  • contributors

croc 9.6.6

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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 croc, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


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


To uninstall croc, 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 croc -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 croc -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 croc
    name: croc
    version: '9.6.6'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'croc' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '9.6.6'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller croc
    Name     = "croc"
    Version  = "9.6.6"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'croc':
  ensure   => '9.6.6',
  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.


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 09 Nov 2023.




croc is a tool that allows any two computers to simply and securely transfer files and folders. AFAIK, croc is the only CLI file-transfer tool that does all of the following:

  • allows any two computers to transfer data (using a relay)
  • provides end-to-end encryption (using PAKE)
  • enables easy cross-platform transfers (Windows, Linux, Mac)
  • allows multiple file transfers
  • allows resuming transfers that are interrupted
  • local server or port-forwarding not needed
  • ipv6-first with ipv4 fallback
  • can use proxy, like tor


To send a file, simply do:

$ croc send [file(s)-or-folder]
Sending 'file-or-folder' (X MB)
Code is: code-phrase

Then to receive the file (or folder) on another computer, you can just do

croc code-phrase

The code phrase is used to establish password-authenticated key agreement (PAKE) which generates a secret key for the sender and recipient to use for end-to-end encryption.

There are a number of configurable options (see --help). A set of options (like custom relay, ports, and code phrase) can be set using --remember.

Custom code phrase

You can send with your own code phrase (must be more than 6 characters).

croc send --code [code-phrase] [file(s)-or-folder]

Allow overwriting without prompt

By default, croc will prompt whether to overwrite a file. You can automatically overwrite files by using the --overwrite flag (recipient only). For example, receive a file to automatically overwrite:

croc --yes --overwrite <code>

Send text

Sometimes you want to send URLs or short text. In addition to piping, you can easily send text with croc:

croc send --text "hello world"

This will automatically tell the receiver to use stdout when they receive the text so it will be displayed.

Check out the official repository for more information.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

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

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $packageName
  fileType       = 'exe'
  url            = ''
  url64bit       = ''
  checksum       = '042a49b4762e577ffb72b4bf502097898ceb47f8054fcd0a9d5636396680a7d9'
  checksum64     = '6af6182187163a88c630ce7b1eeb3ef166d84644225fd2cee502795f67c90e90'
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
  checksumType64 = 'sha256'
  unzipLocation  = $toolsDir

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

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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
croc 9.6.5 3005 Thursday, July 6, 2023 Approved
croc 9.6.4 3006 Tuesday, March 14, 2023 Approved
croc 9.6.3 716 Monday, February 20, 2023 Approved
croc 9.6.2 1291 Tuesday, December 6, 2022 Approved
croc 9.6.1 1137 Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Approved
croc 9.6.0 1528 Saturday, July 9, 2022 Approved
croc 9.5.6 944 Thursday, May 19, 2022 Approved
croc 9.5.5 444 Saturday, May 7, 2022 Approved
croc 9.5.3 759 Thursday, April 7, 2022 Approved
Croc 9.5.2 778 Tuesday, March 1, 2022 Approved
Croc 9.5.0 1447 Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Approved
Croc 9.4.2 937 Tuesday, October 5, 2021 Approved
Croc 9.4.0 175 Saturday, October 2, 2021 Approved
Croc 9.3.0 782 Tuesday, August 17, 2021 Approved
Croc 9.2.1 306 Saturday, August 7, 2021 Approved
Croc 9.2.0 819 Monday, June 21, 2021 Approved
Croc 9.1.6 218 Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Approved
Croc 9.1.5 231 Friday, June 11, 2021 Approved
Croc 9.1.4 601 Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Approved
Croc 9.1.3 137 Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Approved
Croc 9.1.2 213 Friday, May 7, 2021 Approved
Croc 9.1.1 310 Thursday, April 29, 2021 Approved
Croc 9.1 343 Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Approved
Croc 9.0 112 Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Approved
Croc 8.6.12 455 Saturday, March 27, 2021 Approved
Croc 8.6.11 402 Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Approved
Croc 8.6.8 328 Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Approved
Croc 8.6.7 657 Wednesday, December 30, 2020 Approved
Croc 8.6.6 280 Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Approved
Croc 8.6.5 469 Monday, October 26, 2020 Approved
Croc 8.5.1 86 Saturday, October 17, 2020 Approved
Croc 8.4.0 244 Saturday, October 10, 2020 Approved
Croc 8.3.2 521 Friday, September 18, 2020 Approved

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