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textFilter (Install) | Updated: 16 Feb 2017



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textFilter (Install)

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To install textFilter (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade textFilter (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall textFilter (Install), 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 textfilter -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 textfilter -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 textfilter installed
    name: textfilter
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'textfilter' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: textfilter,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller textfilter
   Name     = 'textfilter'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'textfilter':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install textfilter version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. 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 AdmiringWorm on 16 Feb 2017.


TextFilter can be used to quickly filter different types of text files using filter files that can highlight lines based on string or regex matches.

# chocolatey install for textfilter package jagilber
# 170202

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Continue'

$url = ''
#$checksum = "BD140BC42E4F5FFB13E22268BDB391B3" #optional

$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)" # c:\programdata\chocolatey\lib\textfilter\tools

$destFileNameZip = [IO.Path]::GetFileName($url) #
$destFile = "$($toolsDir)\$([IO.Path]::GetFileName($url))" # c:\programdata\chocolatey\lib\textfilter\tools\
$destFileBaseNameExe = [IO.Path]::GetFileNameWithoutExtension($destFileNameZip) # textfilter.exe
$packageName = $destFileBaseName = [IO.Path]::GetFileNameWithoutExtension($destFileBaseNameExe) # textfilter

$allUsers = "$($env:ALLUSERSPROFILE)\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs"
$currentUser = "$($env:USERPROFILE)\Start Menu\Programs"
$programDir = "$($env:ProgramFiles)\$($destFileBaseName)" # c:\program files\textfilter
$programDirFile = "$($programDir)\$($destFileBaseNameExe)" # c:\program files\textfilter\textfilter.exe

$destFileNameConfig = "$($programDirFile).config" # c:\program files\textfilter\textfilter.exe.config
$destFileNameConfigBack = "$($destFileNameConfig).bak" # c:\program files\textfilter\textfilter.exe.config.bak


if(!(Get-OSArchitectureWidth -Compare 64))
    Write-Warning "package only supported on x64"
    exit 1

if(!($PSVersionTable.CLRVersion -ge
    Write-Warning "package only supported on CLR greater or equal to"
    exit 1

    # copy config file to bak
    [IO.File]::Copy($destFileNameConfig, $destFileNameConfigBack, $true)

# download url zip, extract, and install
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName $packageName -Url $url -UnzipLocation $programDir #-checksum $checksum -checksumtype "sha256"
#Get-ChocolateyWebFile -PackageName $packageName -FileFullPath $destFile -Url $url #-checksum $checksum -checksumtype "sha256"
#Get-ChocolateyUnzip $destFile $programDir

# register fta
Start-Process -FilePath "cmd.exe" -ArgumentList "/c `"$($programDirFile)`" /registerfta" -WorkingDirectory $programDir -NoNewWindow -Wait
#Install-ChocolateyExplorerMenuItem $packageName $packageName $programDirFile
#Install-ChocolateyFileAssociation -Extension ".log" $programDirFile
#Install-ChocolateyFileAssociation -Extension ".rvf" $programDirFile

# put existing config file back
    # copy config file to bak
    [IO.File]::Copy($destFileNameConfigBack, $destFileNameConfig, $true)

# set perms as choco doesnt give users ability to save modifications to config file
cacls "`"$($programDir)`"" /E /G Users:F
cacls "`"$($destFileNameConfig)`"" /E /G Users:F


# create shortcut in allusers start menu
Install-ChocolateyShortcut `
        -ShortcutFilePath "$($allUsers)\$($destFileBaseName).lnk" `
        -TargetPath $programDirFile `
        -WorkDirectory $programDir `
        -Arguments "" `
        -IconLocation $programDirFile `
        -Description $destFileBaseName

    # create shortcut in current user start menu
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut `
        -ShortcutFilePath "$($currentUser)\$($destFileBaseName).lnk" `
        -TargetPath $programDirFile `
        -WorkDirectory $programDir `
        -Arguments "" `
        -IconLocation $programDirFile `
        -Description $destFileBaseName
# chocolatey uninstall for textfilter package jagilber
# 170202

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Continue'

$destFileBaseName = $softwareName = $packageName = "textfilter"
$destFileBaseNameExe = "textfilter.exe"
$packageNameZip = ""

$allUsers = "$($env:ALLUSERSPROFILE)\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs"
$currentUser = "$($env:USERPROFILE)\Start Menu\Programs"
$programDir = "$($env:ProgramFiles)\$($destFileBaseName)"
$programDirFile = "$($programDir)\$($destFileBaseNameExe)"


# unregister fta
Start-Process -FilePath "cmd.exe" -ArgumentList "/c `"$($programDirFile)`" /unregisterfta" -WorkingDirectory $programDir -NoNewWindow -Wait

$uninstalled = $false

[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $softwareName

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
    $key | % {
    $file = "$($_.UninstallString)"

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                                -FileType $installerType `
                                -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                                -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                                -File "$file"
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
    Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
    Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
    Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
    Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
    $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}

Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage $packageName $packageNameZip 
## Remove any shortcuts you added

# cleanup old program files
    [IO.Directory]::Delete($programDir, $true)

# delete shortcut in allusers start menu

# delete shortcut in current user start menu

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