Win-get package manager for Windows
Win-get is a automatic software installer and package manager for Windows, inspired by Debian's apt-get tool. With win-get, downloading and installing an application to your computer is as simple as:
win-get install firefox
If the installer of your application supports it, win-get can even install your application automatically, so you don't have to click through the setup wizard. This makes win-get ideally suited for unattended installation scripts.
- Download and install applications without having to do download hunting.
- Unattended (silent) installations.
- Supports .zip archives, and supports installers wrapped in .zip archives.
- Supports Windows Installer .msi files.
- No dependencies: suited for a bare OS reinstall.
- Portable (can be run from a USB stick).
- Disconnected operation: if the central software repository goes down, win-get will continue operating.
- The software catalog and the script producing are is completely open, and you are encouraged to run your own catalog repository.
- By running your own software catalog instead of the default one, you can use win-get in a strictly controlled enterprise environment.
How to use
Just download the win-get package, put it somewhere on your system path. I recommend dropping it in the C:\WINDOWS directory.
After that, go to a command prompt and type win-get install launchy.
Type win-get help for a list of available commands. Also remember that win-get keeps a local copy of the software list. If win-get doesn't know about an application that you can see on this website, run win-get update first.
Win-get and this website are copyright © 2008 by Rico Huijbers
If you want to contact me, you can leave a note on this project's SourceForge support request tracker, or the forum.