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Last Update:

02 Apr 2021

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Software Author(s):

  • Jan Fiala


pspad text editor foss portable windows freeware development

PSPad (Portable)

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5.0.6 | Updated: 02 Apr 2021



Downloads of v 5.0.6:



Software Author(s):

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PSPad (Portable) 5.0.6

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install PSPad (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade PSPad (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall PSPad (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


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    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade pspad.portable -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 pspad.portable -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 pspad.portable
    name: pspad.portable
    version: '5.0.6'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'pspad.portable' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '5.0.6'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller pspad.portable
    Name     = "pspad.portable"
    Version  = "5.0.6"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'pspad.portable':
  ensure   => '5.0.6',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 03 Apr 2021.


PSPad is a freeware programmer's editor for Microsoft Windows operating systems,
useful for people who:

  • work with various programming environments
  • like highlighted syntax in their source code
  • need a small tool with simple controls and the capabilities of a mighty code editor
  • are looking for a tool that handles plain text
  • want to save time - PSPad offers rich text formating functions
  • need a tool that offers user extension capabilities
  • want to save money and still have the functionality of professional products because PSPad is free for commercial and government purposes too

PSPAD features

  • work with projects
  • work with several documents at the same time (MDI)
  • save desktop sessions to later reopen all session files
  • FTP client - edit files directly from the web
  • macro recorder to record, save and load macros
  • search and replace in files
  • text difference with color-coded differences highlighted
  • templates (HTML tags, scripts, code templates...)
  • installation contains templates for HTML, PHP, Pascal, JScript, VBScript, MySQL, MS-Dos, Perl,...
  • syntax highlighting according to file type
  • user-defined highlighters for exotic environments
  • auto correction
  • intelligent internal HTML preview using IE and Mozilla
  • full HEX editor
  • call different external programs for different environments
  • external compiler with output catcher, log window and log parser for an "IDE" effect in every environment
  • color syntax highlight printing and print preview
  • integrated TiDy library for formatting and checking HTML code, conversion to CSS, XML, XHTML
  • integrated free version of the top CSS editor TopStyle Lite
  • export with highlight to RTF, HTML, TeX format to file or clipboard
  • column block select, bookmarks, line numbers, ...
  • reformat and compress HTML code, tag character case change
  • line sorting with ability to sort on defined columns and drop duplicates
  • ASCII chart with HTML entities
  • Code explorer for Pascal, C/C++, INI, HTML, XML, PHP and more in development
  • spell checker
  • internal web browser with APACHE support
  • matching bracket highlighting
  • ...(many more features, too numerous to list)


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$toolsDir = Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition

# Remove zip files from previous versions
Remove-Item "$toolsDir\*.zip" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName	= $ENV:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation = "$toolsDir"
  file          = Get-Item -path $toolsDir\*.zip

  url			= ''
  checksumType	= 'sha256'
  checksum		= '5200de134db4c77b9abbeb367d01888a2bb3ce1a9961aeca32905d0675ad73e0'

# prevent chocolatey from creating shims for supplementary executables
foreach ( $file in 'phpCB.exe', 'TiDy.exe' ) {
  New-Item -path $toolsDir -name "$file.ignore" -type File -force | Out-Null

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

# Install start menu shortcut
$programs = [environment]::GetFolderPath([environment+specialfolder]::Programs)
$shortcutFilePath = Join-Path $programs "PSPad.lnk"
$targetPath = Join-Path $toolsDir "PSPad.exe"
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$shortcutFilePath" -targetPath "$targetPath"
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$programs = [environment]::GetFolderPath([environment+specialfolder]::Programs)
$shortcutFilePath = Join-Path $programs "PSPad.lnk"
if (Test-Path $shortcutFilePath) { del $shortcutFilePath }

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
PSPad (Portable) 5.0.5 74 Monday, March 1, 2021 Approved
PSPad (Portable) 5.0.4 79 Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Approved
PSPad (Portable) 5.0.3 328 Monday, February 10, 2020 Approved
PSPad (Portable) 5.0.2 180 Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Approved
PSPad (Portable) 5.0.1 193 Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Approved
PSPad portable 396 Sunday, August 20, 2017 Approved
PSPad (Portable) 4.6.2 387 Sunday, April 23, 2017 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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