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Scoop Reviews

A command-line installer for Windows

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Scoop and what they use it for.
  • Godot Arrives in the Epic Games Store
    Yes, it's made for windows. - Source: Reddit / 8 days ago
  • Things You Immediately Install On Your New PC Starter Pack
    I’ve been using Scoop lately and have been a huge fan of it! - Source: Reddit / 16 days ago
  • Ask HN: How important is a zero-install experience to you?
    "Create account" seems to be the the new "install" experience on the web. I've noticed almost every "Show HN" that requires creating a new account gets complaints. Might be a vocal minority... (I just use a password manager to generate/store new account info so it's not a big deal for me.) This has inspired me to create a user account system with anonymous guest accounts. You can use the system right away, then... - Source: Hacker News / about 1 month ago
  • need LSP in WSL to use python env from Windows
    Throw in scoop, winget, and pacman as Windows proper package managers and you feel downright at home. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • The amount of times I have accidentally done this...
    And install the rest of the Linux commands with Scoop too. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Windows 11: a spyware machine out of users' control
    If you use chocolatey, you might want to give scoop a shot ;) - Source: Hacker News / about 2 months ago
  • (NOOB QUESTION) I am very stupid. I know this is not about software downloads, but I just dont know what to do with the stuff on the site of the Youtube-Music Github site.
    So this is a good example of how non-programmers shouldn't be trying to use GitHub as an app store. The README for this project tells you that Windows users should install the software using "scoop". And there's a link to - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Until further notice, think twice before using Google to download software
    I've been using Scoop on Windows [0]. Chocolatey is probably the more "professional" answer, but Scoop doesn't require Admin privileges, which I could never quite figure out how to do with Chocolatey. [0] - Source: Hacker News / about 2 months ago
  • Linus Tech Tips - Windows Doesn’t Suck! Microsoft Just Wants You To Think So… January 21, 2023 at 10:00AM
    They briefly mentioned package managers winget and chocolatey. I would also recommend getting scoop. It works great out of the box and keeps installs clean as they are put in a scoop folder in your user folder rather than having folders created all over the place in your drive (creating their own folders in C:/ or Program Files and Program Files x86). - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Podman 4.3 on Windows 10: Install
    What I used was Scoop. It is a third-party package manager for Windows. It enables us to install and uninstall packages in a clean way. - Source: / 2 months ago
  • dont want online ones
    There's a package for Windows PowerShell called scoop that has been a lifesaver for me when using Windows. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • I have an idea for an application: automating the reinstallation of Microsoft Windows. You are interested?
    As for the software downloads on reinstall, services such as Ninite and Windows Remix can do this for you and require minimal effort to generate and download the standalone installer. Additional tools such as package managers could have quick scripts or one-liners set up to automate the use of them so they can install tons of up-to-date software similar to the likes of Ninite and Windows Remix. Some package... - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Guide: Using a laptop as a 2nd screen for OBS/Streaming if you have a PC with only 1 monitor, for free (and some paid options)
    How to install scoop - Open powershell, copy and paste each line, press Enter. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • The Comprehensive Guide to Using Neovim with LSP and Treesitter on Windows Without Admin Rights
    [scoop]( is probably a better solution that chocolatey if you do not have admin access. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • using vim in windows
    I install applications like vim using when stuck on Windows without admin access. It will install most apps into your user directory. Makes it easy to manage updates, too. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Devops engineers who use windows, how?
    There is also package manager Scoop ( which is more like Homebrew as it is geared for mainly CLI programs although you can add extra buckets including the Non-Portable bucket that uses standard MSI/EXE installers. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Error running lua script on windows
    The feature was added in v0.8.1 via this pull request. I'd recommend using scoop to install a more up to date version of neovim since it is more updated than (what I presume to be) the outdated winget manifest. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • I am new to vim what package installer should I use?
    Scoop is pretty easy to get started with:. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Navigate like emacs in other IDE's
    I used to be in that place too, I got emacs working on windows (without WSL and even with native comp) using scoop and git bash. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Goodbye to the C++ Implementation of Zig
    On Windows one can use too. There's a "zig" package for numbered releases, and a "zig-dev" package for nightly releases. - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • Watch out for mining malware in afterburner!
    So, use ublock and even better yet use a package manager so you don't even need to look up websites to download programs. I use Scoop. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Scoop

5 Best Windows package manager to use via command line
Furthermore, we don’t need admin rights to use Scoop, I mean no evaluated Powershell or Command prompt to install packages as we do in Chocolatey. However, when it comes to the range of packages available in its repository it couldn’t compete with Choco, moreover, the gist of using Scoop is different. Most of the users use it to get mostly command-line tools such as MongoDB, MySQL, Python, Perl, etc.
6 Best Windows Package Manager to Auto-Update Apps (2020)
The problem with package management is that the cmdlets are complex. This brings Scoop in the picture. Scoop is a small open-source utility for PowerShell. You need to have a minimum of version 3.0. So, the commands to install software is as simple as scoop install firefox. To install Scoop, you just need to type the following in the Powershell.

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