scoop

If you aren’t using scoop, and you are working in a Windows-based workstation environment, wow, are you missing out.

Key benefits for me: It’s fast, transparent, has a good library of software, typically installs stuff to user space, and has a robust shim/alias system that makes it trivially easy to install and maintain things like HashiCorp tools, git, grep, and other essentials with almost no effort.

The documentation is pretty good too: https://github.com/lukesampson/scoop/wiki

Keeping software up to date is a matter of one command:

Additional buckets (the known ones, or other community buckets) let you expand the software available:

I can’t recommend it enough!  Hope this helps.

Thanks to my colleague Jeff Kraemer for introducing this tool to me a while back!

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