How to install Scoop Windows Package Manager

Do you want a Linux like package Manager on Windows 10 or 7? Then use Scoop, to easily fetch and install various open-source software packages using just a command prompt on Windows.

Scoop is an open-source tool that lets us quickly fetch various packages such as Python, Apache, MongoDB, MySQL, Nodejs, and more on Windows using the command line. It is the best tool for developers looking for easy Linux like Windows package manager. It is similar to homebrew, many people compare it with Chocolatey but that is slightly different in terms of available repository and a huge list of various software to install. However, the things which make Scoop different is, it doesn’t need administrative rights, therefore, no need to run a command prompt or Powershell with admin access to download and install packages; also it installs all packages in a directory called scoop which keeps them separate from the user folder.

The project Scoop is available on GitHub.

What do we need to install Scoop?

  • Just Windows Powershell on either on Windows 7 or 10.

How to Install Scoop Package Manager on Windows 10/8/7?

  • Go to the search box and type Powershell, as it appears, click its icon to run the same.
  • PowerShell requires an execution policy in [Unrestricted, RemoteSigned, ByPass] to run Scoop. Thus, run the below command to set the expectation policy.
    Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -scope CurrentUser
  • Download and Run the Scoop Package Manager installation script to install it on Windows 10.
    iwr -useb | iex
  • Command to Search Packages.
    scoop search <package-name>
  • To install any package using this Windows package Manager use the below syntax, let’s say we want to install MongoDB, the command for that will be:
    scoop install mongodb
  • To learn more about the Scoop command you can use its help section:
    scoop help
  • Here are the Scoop Useful Commands list
Usage: scoop <command> [<args>]

Some useful commands are:

alias Manage scoop aliases
bucket Manage Scoop buckets
cache Show or clear the download cache
checkup Check for potential problems
cleanup Cleanup apps by removing old versions
config Get or set configuration values
create Create a custom app manifest
depends List dependencies for an app
export Exports (an importable) list of installed apps
help Show help for a command
hold Hold an app to disable updates
home Opens the app homepage
info Display information about an app
install Install apps
list List installed apps
prefix Returns the path to the specified app
reset Reset an app to resolve conflicts
search Search available apps
status Show status and check for new app versions
unhold Unhold an app to enable updates
uninstall Uninstall an app
update Update apps, or Scoop itself
virustotal Look for app's hash on
which Locate a shim/executable (similar to 'which' on Linux)

Install Scoop Command line Package Manager on Windows 10