Faculty of Information Technology
Software Engineering Group

Scoop crashcourse

scoop is a command-line installer for Windows. This crashcourse provides a quick overview of its features and usage.

Advantages of using scoop

  • No need for administration rights - Everything is installed on your local account.
  • No dependency hell - with space being a tradeoff , every package is installed with its own set of dependencies.
  • Uses shims to prevent overpopulating the PATH
  • Application repository is a git repository

A short introduction on how to use scoop

To search for an application:

scoop search msys2

The scoop, if found, returns a bucket where the application was found and the version: e.g.

'main' bucket:
    msys2 (20180531)

To install an application:

scoop install msys2

To update an application:

scoop update msys2

To list all packages installed within scoop (within the [ and ] you will get a bucket from which is the application installed from)

scoop list

e.g. installed Ant 1.9 from bucket: versions:

ant19 1.9.13 [versions]

To check the scoop & applications' status (updated or not):

scoop status

To update repositories & buckets within scoop:

scoop update

To update only one application:

scoop update msys2

To update all applications installed:

scoop update *

To add a bucket, which is a repository in linux terms (e.g. java):

scoop bucket add java

To list all used buckets:

scoop bucket list

For more information about scoop visit the scoop's pages or scoop's wiki.

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