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Downloads of v 3.7.0:


Last Update:

18 Jun 2023

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • mvdan


sh bash formatter go


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3.7.0 | Updated: 18 Jun 2023



Downloads of v 3.7.0:



Software Author(s):

  • mvdan

Shfmt 3.7.0

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


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


To uninstall Shfmt, 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 shfmt -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 shfmt -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 shfmt
    name: shfmt
    version: '3.7.0'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'shfmt' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '3.7.0'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller shfmt
    Name     = "shfmt"
    Version  = "3.7.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'shfmt':
  ensure   => '3.7.0',
  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 Windos on 27 Jun 2023.




shfmt [flags] [path...]


shfmt formats shell programs. If the only argument is a dash (-) or no
arguments are given, standard input will be used. If a given path is a
directory, all shell scripts found under that directory will be used.

If any EditorConfig files are found, they will be used to apply formatting
options. If any parser or printer flags are given to the tool, no EditorConfig
files will be used. A default like -i=0 can be used for this purpose.

shfmt's default shell formatting was chosen to be consistent, common, and
predictable. Some aspects of the format can be configured via printer flags.


Generic flags

-version -
Show version and exit.

-l -
List files whose formatting differs from shfmt's.

-w -
Write result to file instead of stdout.

-d -
Error with a diff when the formatting differs.

The diff uses color when the output is a terminal.
To never use color, set a non-empty *NO_COLOR* or *TERM=dumb*.
To always use color, set a non-empty *FORCE_COLOR*.

-s -
Simplify the code.

-mn -
Minify the code to reduce its size (implies -s).

Parser flags

-ln<str> -
Language dialect (bash/posix/mksh/bats, default auto).

When set to *auto*, the language is detected from the input filename,
as long as it has a shell extension like *foo.mksh*. Otherwise, if the input
begins with a shell shebang like *#!/bin/sh*, that's used instead.
If neither come up with a result, *bash* is used as a fallback.

The filename extension *.sh* is a special case: it implies *posix*,
but may be overriden by a valid shell shebang.

-p -
Shorthand for -ln=posix.

-filename str -
Provide a name for the standard input file.

Printer flags

-i <uint> -
Indent: 0 for tabs (default), >0 for number of spaces.

-bn -
Binary ops like && and | may start a line.

-ci -
Switch cases will be indented.

-sr -
Redirect operators will be followed by a space.

-kp -
Keep column alignment paddings.

-fn -
Function opening braces are placed on a separate line.

Utility flags

Recursively find all shell files and print the paths.

Print syntax tree to stdout as a typed JSON.


Format all the scripts under the current directory, printing which are modified:

shfmt -l -w .

For CI, one can use a variant where formatting changes are just shown as diffs:

shfmt -d .

The following formatting flags closely resemble Google's shell style defined in

shfmt -i 2 -ci -bn

Below is a sample EditorConfig file as defined by <>
showing how to set any option:

# like -i=4
indent_style = space
indent_size = 4

shell_variant      = posix # like -ln=posix
binary_next_line   = true  # like -bn
switch_case_indent = true  # like -ci
space_redirects    = true  # like -sr
keep_padding       = true  # like -kp
function_next_line = true  # like -fn

# Ignore the entire "third_party" directory.
ignore = true

shfmt can also replace bash -n to check shell scripts for syntax errors. It is
more exhaustive, as it parses all syntax statically and requires valid UTF-8:

$ echo '${foo:1 2}' | bash -n
$ echo '${foo:1 2}' | shfmt &gt;/dev/null
1:9: not a valid arithmetic operator: 2
$ echo 'foo=(1 2)' | bash --posix -n
$ echo 'foo=(1 2)' | shfmt -p &gt;/dev/null
1:5: arrays are a bash feature

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

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

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $packageName
  url            = ''
  url64bit       = ''
  checksum       = '8bd0422554dd6ce5e07d9d17d020d89254b5c056009005df824e39a8cbdcf6aa'
  checksum64     = '2807b4af91fbbd961b68716de06c044f1b4f897457fc89fba216e5e2e351c64f'
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
  checksumType64 = 'sha256'
  fileFullPath   = (Join-Path $toolsDir 'shfmt.exe')

Get-ChocolateyWebFile @packageArgs

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

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
Shfmt 3.6.0 420 Monday, December 12, 2022 Approved
Shfmt 3.5.1 149 Tuesday, June 7, 2022 Approved
Shfmt 3.5.0 60 Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Approved
Shfmt 3.4.3 77 Sunday, April 10, 2022 Approved

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