Scoop: Give your Windows Machine Super(Unix)Powers!
I love Linux Sytems for several reasons. One of them was always the ability to install programs you need right from the command line.
You just have to type
apt install hugo to install Hugo Package
As I am currently using Microsoft Windows, I thought it would be cool to have that ability baked into my setup.
- It gives you the same ability right in your Windows PC.
Even though there are alternatives out there, the thing which made me love Scoop over others was The ability to Install tools without the UAC popup in Windows.
Scoop make this possible by installing the binaries in your home folder and adding the directory to the path.
After following this tutorial, You’ll only have to change
Open your Powershell and type,
Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -scope CurrentUser
This is for Changing Execution policy to avoid any possible error as stated by their instructions. ( also because I really got one 😉)
Then to Install, type
iwr -useb get.scoop.sh | iex
Voila! you completed the Installation.
After Installing it, it is pretty easy to install most of the common command-line tools
for example, to install aria2, a common command-line download manager, you just have to enter
scoop install aria2
The coolest thing is that, you can even get the great
sudo command in your cmd with this tiny tool.
scoop install sudo
After this you can run any command as admininstrator without reopening 🙄 the cmd as administrator.
Example: Installing Neovim Globally
sudo scoop install -g neovim
As you must have expected, this really asks for a UAC Popup, because it is not just accesing the home directory.
No tool is for everyone. So, in a rare case you didn’t like this, uninstallation is a lot simple than installation.
All you wanna do is to type,
scoop uninstall scoop
and you’re done.
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