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Downloads of v 2.0.11:


Last Update:

03 Sep 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Zachary Yedidia


text editor console nano micro


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2.0.11 | Updated: 03 Sep 2022



Downloads of v 2.0.11:



Software Author(s):

  • Zachary Yedidia

micro 2.0.11

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Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged as a Note:

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


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


To uninstall micro, 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 micro -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 micro -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 micro
    name: micro
    version: '2.0.11'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'micro' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2.0.11'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller micro
    Name     = "micro"
    Version  = "2.0.11"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'micro':
  ensure   => '2.0.11',
  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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Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 03 Sep 2022.


Micro is a terminal-based text editor that aims to be easy to use and intuitive, while also taking advantage of the full capabilities of modern terminals. It comes as one single, batteries-included, static binary with no dependencies, and you can download and use it right now. As the name indicates, micro aims to be somewhat of a successor to the nano editor by being easy to install and use in a pinch, but micro also aims to be enjoyable to use full time, whether you work in the terminal because you prefer it, or because you need to.

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage `
    -PackageName 'micro' `
    -UnzipLocation "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)" `
    -Url "" `
    -Url64bit "" `
    -ChecksumType "sha256" `
    -Checksum "079DC7D910DEBA3C851D9ED74BD01B4216B4FC919D2D027B99F97BDEE5D7C0D7" `
    -Checksum64 "095063F8AAA66F88B7700D4710938CB12595F3F37BB62341EA7A7517D7DFFFE2"
Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage `
    -PackageName "micro" `
    -ZipFileName ""

Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage `
    -PackageName "micro" `
    -ZipFileName ""

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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).

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
micro 2.0.10 11993 Tuesday, August 10, 2021 Approved
micro 2.0.9 2456 Friday, May 28, 2021 Approved
micro 2.0.8 2858 Monday, October 12, 2020 Approved
micro 2.0.7 643 Thursday, September 10, 2020 Approved
micro 2.0.6 1066 Saturday, June 27, 2020 Approved
micro 2.0.5 292 Sunday, June 21, 2020 Approved
micro 2.0.4 585 Monday, June 1, 2020 Approved
micro 2.0.3 1023 Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Approved
micro 2.0.2 717 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Approved
micro 1.4.1 4126 Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Approved
micro 1.4.0 1186 Monday, January 29, 2018 Approved
micro 1.3.4 613 Monday, November 27, 2017 Approved
micro 1.3.3 815 Friday, September 29, 2017 Approved
micro 1.3.2 453 Saturday, September 16, 2017 Approved
micro 1.3.1 495 Thursday, August 10, 2017 Approved
micro 1.3.0 422 Monday, July 31, 2017 Approved
micro 1.2.0 594 Monday, May 29, 2017 Approved
micro 1.1.4 584 Sunday, February 12, 2017 Approved
micro 1.1.3 401 Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Approved
micro 1.1.2 429 Friday, October 28, 2016 Approved
micro 1.1.1 389 Monday, October 24, 2016 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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