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    Uninstalling and reinstalling gow obviously works, but this breaks as soon as sysinternals updates and snags the du.exe file again. I'm hoping there's a more robust solution.
    Richard Kuhnt
    @rwarren scoop reset gow will recreate the shims and the du.exe of sysinternals will be overwritten.
    Ravi Teja
    Hi. I'm new to windows and scoop. I installed nodejs with scoop. scoop install nodejs. But looks like it's not in the path
    What do I do?
    Hi, have you looked at this article? It may help. https://spin.atomicobject.com/2018/06/18/windows-node-js/
    James Miller
    getting new error today any ideas. Updating Scoop...
    fatal: this operation must be run in a work tree
    Update failed.
    James Miller
    No, See alot of 429's
    Attila Strba


    getting new error today any ideas. Updating Scoop...
    fatal: this operation must be run in a work tree
    Update failed.

    I am seeing this effect as well but only if the SCOOP environment variable is set. If I leave it in my %HOME% all works well. Any ideas?

    Attila Strba
    The reason is that the worktree variable is set in git config with the latest git version. For me seems to be a git bug created a ticket in github: git-for-windows/git#2569
    Gunnar Lilleaasen
    Is there a way to write a manifest without a version attribute and rather just use checkver when you do scoop install my-app?
    Gunnar Lilleaasen
    Also, how do I know where the various variables are applicable (e.g. $version, $matchHead etc.)? Where does it pull $version from? The documentation on those variables leaves a lot to be desired IMO.
    Kun Lin
    Wormhole: couldn't find '//div[@class='version'][1]/div[@class='text']/text()' in https://www.er.run/release
    What can I do with this error?
    Kun Lin
        "version": "1.2.0",
        "homepage": "https://www.er.run/",
        "description": "Wormhole is a shortcut between computer and phone.",
        "license": "Unknown",
        "url": "https://files.octopusgame.com/os/WormholeInstaller.exe#dl.7z",
        "hash": "A9924F03838C5D1595A732E7823D9AD122C7530BE6D35257185E3475D5F4029B",
        "extract_dir": "Wormhole",
        "bin": "Wormhole.exe",
        "shortcuts": [
        "checkver": {
            "url": "https://www.er.run/release",
            "xpath": "//div[@class='version'][1]/div[@class='text']/text()"
        "autoupdate": {
            "url": "https://files.octopusgame.com/os/WormholeInstaller.exe#/dl.7z"
    I want to add a software called Wormhole. But I don't know why the code above not work.
    Sam Garfinkel
    Does scoop have a "reinstall" command?
    Whenever an install fails I already need to do uninstall, then install. Would be nice to combine both.

    Whenever an install fails I already need to do uninstall, then install. Would be nice to combine both.


    Maybe you can test the above solution
    Parris Lucas

    Install Gitter.IM windows desktop with Scoop

    └[~]> scoop search gitter
    No matches found.

    Does it exist?

    Wang Shidong
    how to skip self update when run scoop install app?
    everytime it run update scoop first, I do not want this.
    Wang Shidong
    @GrooveCS yeah, I am also looking for it.
    Hi Everybody. Super impressed with Scoop, wondering why I didn't installed it before. Quick question: is there a way to tell Scoop not to populate the windows start>programs>scoop folder?. checked the documentation but doesn't say anything about that.
    Ross Smith II
    @Moving-Electrons No there isn’t, but it would be a nice option to have
    How do I make a program run in its install directory, the program uses a config file that is download with the main program and I want it to run with that config in the installation dir than the dir that I activated the command in.
    how to install oracle jdk1.7?

    What is the difference between these?


    PS> scoop search calibre

    'extras' bucket:
    calibre-normal (5.10.1)
    calibre (5.10.1)

    'nonportable' bucket:
    calibre-np (5.10.1)

    scoop isn't creating shims for nodejs and yarn. I've tried uninstalling and installing several times. I've tried scoop reset nodejs, and scoop reset *, still no luck. The problem is that after scoop reset nodejs, I can type the node command and it would recognize it, but once I close the terminal and try the node command again, it doesn't recognize it.
    Here's my output for scoop reset *
    scoop reset *
    Resetting 7zip (19.00).
    Linking ~\scoop\apps\7zip\current => ~\scoop\apps\7zip\19.00
    Creating shim for '7z'.
    Creating shortcut for 7-Zip (7zFM.exe)
    Resetting git (2.30.1.windows.1).
    Creating shim for 'git'.
    Creating shim for 'gitk'.
    Creating shim for 'git-gui'.
    Creating shim for 'tig'.
    Creating shim for 'git-bash'.
    Creating shortcut for Git Bash (git-bash.exe)
    Creating shortcut for Git GUI (git-gui.exe)
    Resetting go (1.16).
    Creating shim for 'go'.
    Creating shim for 'gofmt'.
    Linking ~\scoop\apps\innounp\current => ~\scoop\apps\innounp\0.50
    Creating shim for 'innounp'.
    Resetting julia (1.5.3).
    Linking ~\scoop\apps\julia\current => ~\scoop\apps\julia\1.5.3
    Creating shim for 'julia'.
    Creating shortcut for Julia (julia.exe)
    Resetting nodejs (15.10.0).
    Linking ~\scoop\apps\nodejs\current => ~\scoop\apps\nodejs\15.10.0
    Persisting bin
    Persisting cache
    Resetting yarn (1.22.5).
    Linking ~\scoop\apps\yarn\current => ~\scoop\apps\yarn\1.22.5
    Persisting cache
    Persisting global
    Persisting mirror
    José Júnior
    So, is there a way to set an env variable only on a specific shortcut/manifest? I am making a FreeCAD Weekly manifest, and since 0.19 they added environment variables to make it more portable friendly (so you can change the directory where it reads the configs), but I can't use env_set (because that sets the variable on manifest installation and would affect all freecads), so I need a way to change the variable only for the weekly binary process. Something like VAR=value ./binary format on linux
    José Júnior
    nvm that's not possible. the workaround is the versions bucket
    I am new. This might be a silly question:
    What is the central repository that backs up scoop?
    If I wanted to publish a program to be installed by the rest of the world, what steps would I need to take?
    Any guides?
    @cmhteixeira: here are the links to the built-in buckets for Scoop. For example, if you wanted to get something added to the default (main) repo, you could submit a pull request to https://github.com/ScoopInstaller/Main
    friendly reminder to run scoop cache rm and scoop cleanup every once in a while
    or add that to a script or whatever
    freed up like 15 gigs on my drive
    Abhinav Nath Gupta

    Facing Issues while installing scoop. Followed Steps as mentioned in https://itrendbuzz.com/install-scoop-command-line-manager-on-windows-10/
    Got the below error,

    Windows PowerShell
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    Try the new cross-platform PowerShell https://aka.ms/pscore6

    PS C:\Users\abhia> Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -scope CurrentUser

    Execution Policy Change
    The execution policy helps protect you from scripts that you do not trust. Changing the execution policy might expose you to the security risks described in the about_Execution_Policies help topic at
    https:/go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=135170. Do you want to change the execution policy?
    [Y] Yes [A] Yes to All [N] No [L] No to All [S] Suspend [?] Help (default is "N"): Yes
    PS C:\Users\abhia> iex (new-object net.webclient).downloadstring('https://get.scoop.sh')
    At line:1 char:1

    • iex (new-object net.webclient).downloadstring('https://get.scoop.sh')
    • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      This script contains malicious content and has been blocked by your antivirus software.
      • CategoryInfo : ParserError: (:) [], ParentContainsErrorRecordException
      • FullyQualifiedErrorId : ScriptContainedMaliciousContent

    PS C:\Users\abhia>

    Any suggestions
    @abhiit89: it sounds like your antivirus is blocking the scoop installation script. You could submit it to them for analysis, or download it, and add a local exception
    Ville Vainio
    What's up with "Extracting 7z1900-x64.msi ..." hanging? Virus scanner?
    (because of this, Scoop doesn't work on my computer)
    workarounds appreciated, I could e.g. install my own 7zip if scoop update would be able to skip this
    A virus scanner seems like a likely culprit. I haven't had that particular issue, but it's certainly a good thing to check
    I ran scoop in a Docker container to install Vim. It finished the installation successfully, return to PowerShell, and then a second later, the container was stopped. Any idea what might be happening?