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!