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1.2.1 | Updated: 02 Jun 2015



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cyg-get 1.2.1

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To install cyg-get, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade cyg-get, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall cyg-get, 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 cyg-get -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 cyg-get -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 cyg-get installed
    name: cyg-get
    state: present
    version: 1.2.1
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'cyg-get' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.2.1'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: cyg-get,
    Version: 1.2.1,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller cyg-get
   Name     = 'cyg-get'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.2.1'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'cyg-get':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.2.1',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install cyg-get version="1.2.1" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 03 Jun 2015.


A utility to install Cygwin ( packages and their dependencies.

Cygwin is a Linux environment for Windows.

You may provide a single package name or a comma separated list of package names to install.

e.g. cyg-get openssh or cyg-get git gitk git-completion

For a default installation of Cygwin, call cyg-get default.

For all options you can use, call cyg-get -help.

$path = Join-Path $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition) 'cyg-get.ps1'

Install-ChocolateyPowershellCommand 'cyg-get' $path
  [parameter(Position=0, ValueFromRemainingArguments=$true)]
  [string[]]$packageNames = @(),
  [string]$site = $null,
  [switch]$upgrade = $false,
  [alias("?","h")][switch]$help = $false,
  [string]$proxy = $null,
  [string]$arch = $null,
  [switch]$notSilent = $false,
  [switch]$noAdmin = $false,
  [switch]$desktop = $false,
  [switch]$startMenu = $false

$DebugPreference = "SilentlyContinue"
if ($PSBoundParameters['Debug']) {
  $DebugPreference = "Continue";

if ($help -or $packageNames -join '|' -eq '/?') {
  Write-Host "To run please specify `'cyg-get packageName`'."
  Write-Host "You can also specify a list of packages like this: `'cyg-get package1 package2 packageN`'."
  Write-Host "Optional params: -site http://somewhere"
  Write-Host "Optional params: -upgrade"
  Write-Host "Optional params: -proxy host:port"
  Write-Host "Optional params: -arch x86_64 or x86"
  Write-Host "Optional params: -noadmin"
  Write-Host "Optional params: -desktop"
  Write-Host "Optional params: -startmenu"
  Write-Host "Optional params: -debug"
} elseif ($packageNames -eq $null -or $packageNames -eq '' -or $packageNames.Count -eq 0 ) {
  Write-Warning 'Please specify a package or list of packages. Run -help or /? for more information.'
} else {
  $local_key =  'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Cygwin\setup'
  $local_key6432 =  'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Cygwin\setup'

  try {
    $useDefaultMirror = $false

    $cygRoot = @($local_key, $local_key6432) | ?{Test-Path $_} | Get-ItemProperty | Select-Object -ExpandProperty rootdir
    if ($cygRoot -eq $null) {
      $useDefaultMirror = $true
      Write-Debug "Registry value not found for install"
      $cygRoot = 'c:\tools\cygwin'
      Write-Debug "Looking for cygwin in '$cygRoot'"
      if (!(Test-Path $cygRoot)) {
        throw "Cygwin install not found"

    $cygwinsetup = "$cygRoot\cygwinsetup.exe"
    $cygLocalPackagesDir = join-path $cygRoot packages
    $cygInstallPackageList = $packageNames -join ','

    $cygArgs = "--root $cygRoot --local-package-dir $cygLocalPackagesDir"

    $windowStyle = 'Minimized'
    if (!$notSilent) {
      $cygArgs +=" --quiet-mode"
    } else {
      $cygArgs +=" --package-manager"
      $windowStyle = 'Normal'

    if ($site -ne $null -and $site -ne '') {
      $cygArgs +=" --site $site"
    } elseif ($useDefaultMirror) {
      $cygArgs +=" --site"

    if ($upgrade) {
      $cygArgs +=" --upgrade-also"

    if ($proxy -ne $null -and $proxy -ne '') {
      Write-Debug "Adding optional proxy value '$proxy'"
      $cygArgs +=" --proxy '$proxy'"

    if ($noAdmin) {
      Write-Debug "Setting --no-admin"
      $cygArgs +=" --no-admin"
    #else {
      #Write-Debug "Ensure --wait for admin mode (if enforced)"
      #$cygArgs +=" --wait"

    if (!$desktop) {
      Write-Debug "Ensuring --no-desktop"
      $cygArgs +=" --no-desktop"

    if (!$startMenu) {
      Write-Debug "Ensuring --no-startmenu"
      $cygArgs +=" --no-startmenu"

    if ($arch -ne $null -and $arch -ne '') {
      Write-Debug "Adding optional architecture value '$arch'"
      $cygArgs +=" --arch $arch"

    $cygArgs +=" --packages $cygInstallPackageList"

    Write-Host "Attempting to install cygwin packages: $cygInstallPackageList"
    Write-Debug "$cygwinsetup $cygArgs"

    Start-Process -FilePath $cygwinsetup -ArgumentList $cygArgs -Wait -WindowStyle $windowStyle
   catch {
    Write-Error "Please ensure you have Cygwin installed. `nTo install please call 'choco install cygwin' (optionally add -y to autoconfirm). `nERROR: $($_.Exception.Message)"

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cyg-get 1.2.0 540 Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Approved
cyg-get 1.1.2 4402 Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Approved
cyg-get 1.1.1 5053 Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Approved
cyg-get 1.1.0 1342 Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Unknown
cyg-get 1.0.7 1062 Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Unknown
cyg-get 1.0.6 542 Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Unknown
cyg-get 1.0.5 1677 Monday, May 21, 2012 Unknown
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