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Last Update:

10 Mar 2016

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Software Author(s):

  • olivierwehner


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2.0 | Updated: 10 Mar 2016



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FindAndReplace 2.0

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


To uninstall FindAndReplace, 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 findandreplace -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 findandreplace -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 findandreplace
    name: findandreplace
    version: '2.0'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'findandreplace' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2.0'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller findandreplace
    Name     = "findandreplace"
    Version  = "2.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'findandreplace':
  ensure   => '2.0',
  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 by moderator ferventcoder on 10 Mar 2016.


What is FAR?

  • FAR is a tool for search and replace operations over multiple files. You can apply ordinary "word by word" replacement, or choose to use fully featured regular expressions.
  • FAR automatically creates backups (unless you deselect this option) and is designed to operate on files dispersed over entire directory trees.
  • For your comfort you may define search strings that span multiple lines by just typing multiple lines - no obscure construct like "$\r?(?s:.)^" is required.
  • FAR wants to be this application that you only need once a year - but then you badly need it.

Why so FAR?

  • FAR has been created out of the need to change the layout of a website with hundreds of html pages. While all editors know "find and replace", and many support regular expressions, there is only a few that allows to:
  • Change a selection of files from different directories at once.
  • Allow search (and replace) patterns that span multiple lines.
  • Eventually FAR seeks to be fully platform independent. Being written in Java, it runs where Java runs.

How FAR Then?

  • Future development will be guided by user feedback and personal experience. Searching in archives is the next major milestone. The capabilities of the build in text viewer might be extended as well, but all this shall be guided by two major concerns: stability and usability.

Who is FAR?

  • FAR has been written by Olivier Wehner. I am a Java developer and I can't help it - I have no other hobbies.

$packageName = 'findandreplace'
$url = ''
$location = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$desktop = [Environment]::GetFolderPath("Desktop")
$shortcutFilePath = Join-Path -path $desktop -childpath 'far.lnk'
$execDir = Join-Path -path $location -childpath 'far'
$targetPath = Join-Path -path $execDir -childpath 'far.exe'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage "$packageName" "$url" "$location"

Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath $shortcutFilePath -targetPath $targetPath -workingDirectory $execDir
$packageName = 'findandreplace'
$filename = ''
$desktop = [Environment]::GetFolderPath("Desktop")
$shortcutFilePath = Join-Path -path $desktop -childpath 'far.lnk'

Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage "$packageName" "$filename"

Remove-Item $shortcutFilePath

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status

2.0 - You gotta Grep it 11-02-2016

  • This release comes with a new tab, providing extraction functionality similar to the well known Grep utility. This will help you getting an overview over the content of any collection of files. And it allows you go generate condensed information from the content of spread sources. It is the second big feature I always wanted to integrate into FAR, and a huge step towards feature completion (if such thing exists). Together with the usual bugfixes and FARs ripe state it deserves a 2.0 version number. Come and grab one for yourself.

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