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Last Update:

24 Jul 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • kingToolbox


terminal shell bash console ssh serial powershell telnet x11 sftp xterm wsl cmd

WindTerm (Portable)

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WindTerm (Portable)

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


To uninstall WindTerm (Portable), 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 windterm.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 windterm.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 windterm.portable
    name: windterm.portable
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

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

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller windterm.portable
    Name     = "windterm.portable"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'windterm.portable':
  ensure   => '',
  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 is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.

  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.

Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator TheCakeIsNaOH on 10 Aug 2022.



A Quicker and better SSH/Telnet/Serial/Shell/Sftp client for DevOps.

Hello WindTerm :rose:, hello world!

We're just beginning! If you want a high performance text editor, you can try WindEdit.


Completely FREE for commercial and non-commercial use without limitations.
All released source codes (except thirdparty directory) are provided under the terms of Apache-2.0 license.


See Intro Videos

Source Code

WindTerm is a partial open source project, and the source will be gradually opened.

Open source code includes, but is not limited to, the classes that can be used independently, such as functional, algorithms, gui widgets, etc., as well as functional libraries, such as network, protocols, etc., as well as all types that require open source according to the license.

Issues and feature requests

Any issues and feature requests are welcome.

Please click issues to commit an issue or a feature request.

Please click Discussion to discuss anything about SSH, SFtp, Shell(Linux shell, Windows cmd and powershell), Telnet, Serial and WindTerm.


Main Window (zsh):


Split views:


DigeWhite Theme:

DigeWhite Theme


SSH, Telnet, Tcp, Shell, Serial

  • SSH v2, Telnet, Raw Tcp, Serial, Shell protocols implemented. Intro Video
  • Supports SSH auto execution when session authenticated.
  • Supports SSH ControlMaster.
  • Supports SSH ProxyCommand or ProxyJump. Intro Video
  • Supports SSH agent forwarding. Intro Video
  • Supports SSH auto login with password, public-key, keyboard-interactive, gssapi-with-mic. Intro Video
  • Supports X11 forwarding. Intro Video
  • Supports direct/local port forwarding, reverse/remote port forwarding and dynamic port forwarding. Intro Video
  • Supports XModem, YModem and ZModem. Intro Video
  • Integrated sftp, scp client, supports download, upload, remove, rename, make new file/directory and so on. Intro Video
  • Integrated local file manager, supports move to, copy to, copy from, remove, rename, make new file/directory and so on.
  • Supports Windows Cmd, PowerShell and Cmd, PowerShell as administrator.
  • Supports Linux bash, zsh, powershell core and so on.
  • Supports MacOS bash, zsh, powershell core and so on.

Install location

Folder : Chocolatey Get-ToolsLocation, default to C:\tools in "WindTerm\WindTerm.portable" subfolder.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$installDir = Join-Path (Get-ToolsLocation) "Windterm"

$oldDir = Get-ChildItem "$installDir" -recurse | Where-Object {$_.PSIsContainer -eq $true -and $_.Name -match "WindTerm.portable"}
if($oldDir) {
  $oldProfilesDir = "$installDir\$oldDir\profiles"
  if (Test-Path -Path $oldProfilesDir) {
    Copy-Item "$oldProfilesDir/" -Destination "$installDir/bck_profiles/" -Recurse
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$installDir = Join-Path (Get-ToolsLocation) "Windterm"
$installSubDir = Join-Path $installDir "WindTerm.portable"

$checksum   = "7349CE13A2CDA75E16AE4E3488954D1E6E8E1C5D5A45EEAAA50250CE54121226"
$url        = ""
$checksum64 = "B43B1DFA2DC5D4A5B7E2F039B64C2A1E7E9C6AD9F02F8FF3E2F8BF3F93712342"
$url64      = ""

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation = $installDir
  url           = $url
  checksum      = $checksum
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
  url64bit      = $url64
  checksum64    = $checksum64
  checksumType64= 'sha256'
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)

if (Test-Path -Path $installSubDir) { Remove-Item $installSubDir -Recurse }

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

$extractedFolder = Join-Path $installDir (Get-ChildItem "$installDir" -recurse | Where-Object {$_.PSIsContainer -eq $true -and $_.Name -match "WindTerm_"})
Rename-Item $extractedFolder $installSubDir
$exeFile = Join-Path $installSubDir WindTerm.exe

$bckDir = Join-Path $installDir "bck_profiles"
if(Test-Path -Path $bckDir) {
  $profilesDir = Join-Path $installSubDir "profiles"
  Copy-Item "$bckDir" -Destination "$profilesDir" -Recurse
  Remove-Item "$bckDir" -Recurse

$desktopPath = [Environment]::GetFolderPath("Desktop")
Install-ChocolateyShortcut `
  -ShortcutFilePath "$desktopPath\WindTerm.lnk" `
  -TargetPath $exeFile
$installDir = Join-Path (Get-ToolsLocation) "Windterm"
Remove-Item $installDir -Recurse

$desktopPath = [Environment]::GetFolderPath("Desktop")
Remove-Item "$desktopPath\WindTerm.lnk" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -Force

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
WindTerm (Portable) 130 Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Approved
WindTerm (Portable) 70 Thursday, April 7, 2022 Approved
WindTerm (Portable) 74 Wednesday, March 23, 2022 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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