Find-Package

Finds software packages in available package sources.

Syntax

Find-Package
    [-IncludeDependencies]
    [-AllVersions]
    [-Source <String[]>]
    [-Credential <PSCredential>]
    [-Proxy <Uri>]
    [-ProxyCredential <PSCredential>]
    [[-Name] <String[]>]
    [-RequiredVersion <String>]
    [-MinimumVersion <String>]
    [-MaximumVersion <String>]
    [-Force]
    [-ForceBootstrap]
    [-ProviderName <String[]>]
    [-ConfigFile <String>]
    [-SkipValidate]
    [-Headers <String[]>]
    [-FilterOnTag <String[]>]
    [-Contains <String>]
    [-AllowPrereleaseVersions]
    [<CommonParameters>]
Find-Package
    [-IncludeDependencies]
    [-AllVersions]
    [-Source <String[]>]
    [-Credential <PSCredential>]
    [-Proxy <Uri>]
    [-ProxyCredential <PSCredential>]
    [[-Name] <String[]>]
    [-RequiredVersion <String>]
    [-MinimumVersion <String>]
    [-MaximumVersion <String>]
    [-Force]
    [-ForceBootstrap]
    [-ProviderName <String[]>]
    [-AllowPrereleaseVersions]
    [-PackageManagementProvider <String>]
    [-PublishLocation <String>]
    [-ScriptSourceLocation <String>]
    [-ScriptPublishLocation <String>]
    [-Type <String>]
    [-Filter <String>]
    [-Tag <String[]>]
    [-Includes <String[]>]
    [-DscResource <String[]>]
    [-RoleCapability <String[]>]
    [-Command <String[]>]
    [-AcceptLicense]
    [<CommonParameters>]

Description

Find-Package finds software packages that are available in package sources. Get-PackageProvider and Get-PackageSource display details about your providers.

Examples

Example 1: Find all available packages from a package provider

This command finds all available PowerShell module packages in a registered gallery. Use Get-PackageProvider to get the provider name.

Find-Package -ProviderName NuGet

Name               Version   Source     Summary
----               -------   ------     -------
NUnit              3.11.0    MyNuGet    NUnit is a unit-testing framework for all .NET langua...
Newtonsoft.Json    12.0.1    MyNuGet    Json.NET is a popular high-performance JSON framework...
EntityFramework    6.2.0     MyNuGet    Entity Framework is Microsoft's recommended data acce...
MySql.Data         8.0.15    MyNuGet    MySql.Data.MySqlClient .Net Core Class Library
bootstrap          4.3.1     MyNuGet    Bootstrap framework in CSS. Includes fonts and JavaSc...
NuGet.Core         2.14.0    MyNuGet    NuGet.Core is the core framework assembly for NuGet...

Find-Package uses the Provider parameter to specify the provider NuGet.

Example 2: Find a package from a package source

This command finds the newest version of a package from a specified package source. If a package source isn't provided, Find-Package searches each installed package provider and its package sources. Use Get-PackageSource to get the source name.

Find-Package -Name NuGet.Core -Source MyNuGet

Name         Version   Source    Summary
----         -------   ------    -------
NuGet.Core   2.14.0    MyNuGet   NuGet.Core is the core framework assembly for NuGet...

Find-Package uses the Name parameter to specify the package name NuGet.Core. The Source parameter specifies to search for the package in MyNuGet.

Example 3: Find all versions of a package

This command finds all available package versions from a specified provider.

Find-Package -Name NuGet.Core -Source MyNuGet -AllVersions

Name          Version          Source       Summary
----          -------          ------       -------
NuGet.Core    2.14.0           MyNuGet      NuGet.Core is the core framework assembly for NuGet...
NuGet.Core    2.14.0-rtm-832   MyNuGet      NuGet.Core is the core framework assembly for NuGet...
NuGet.Core    2.13.0           MyNuGet      NuGet.Core is the core framework assembly for NuGet...
...
NuGet.Core    1.1.229.159      MyNuGet      NuGet.Core is the core framework assembly for NuGet...
Nuget.Core    1.0.1120.104     MyNuGet      NuGet.Core is the core framework assembly for NuGet...

Find-Package uses the Name parameter to specify the package NuGet.Core. The ProviderName parameter specifies to search for the package in MyNuGet. AllVersions specifies that all available versions are returned.

Example 4: Find a package with a specific name and version

This command finds a specific package version from a specified provider.

Find-Package -Name NuGet.Core -ProviderName NuGet -RequiredVersion 2.9.0

Name          Version          Source       Summary
----          -------          ------       -------
NuGet.Core    2.9.0            MyNuGet      NuGet.Core is the core framework assembly for NuGet...

Find-Package uses the Name parameter to specify the package name NuGet.Core. The ProviderName parameter specifies to search for the package in NuGet. RequiredVersion specifies that only version 2.9.0 is returned.

Example 5: Find packages within a range of versions

This command finds a range of versions for a specified package.

Find-Package -Name NuGet.Core -ProviderName NuGet -MinimumVersion 2.7.0 -MaximumVersion 2.9.0 -AllVersions

Name          Version          Source       Summary
----          -------          ------       -------
NuGet.Core    2.9.0            MyNuGet      NuGet.Core is the core framework assembly for NuGet...
NuGet.Core    2.8.6            MyNuGet      NuGet.Core is the core framework assembly for NuGet...
NuGet.Core    2.8.0            MyNuGet      NuGet.Core is the core framework assembly for NuGet...
NuGet.Core    2.7.0            MyNuGet      NuGet.Core is the core framework assembly for NuGet...

Find-Package uses the Name parameter to specify the package name NuGet.Core. The ProviderName parameter specifies to search for the package in NuGet. MinimumVersion specifies the lowest version 2.7.0. MaximumVersion specifies the highest version 2.9.0. AllVersions determines the range is returned as specified by the minimum and maximum.

Example 6: Find a package from a file system

This command finds packages with the file extension .nupkg that are stored on the local computer. The files are packages downloaded from a gallery such as the NuGet.

PS> Find-Package -Source C:\LocalPkg

Name                 Version    Source           Summary
----                 -------    ------           -------
Microsoft.Web.Xdt    3.0.0      C:\LocalPkg\     Microsoft Xml Document Transformation (XDT)...
NuGet.Core           2.14.0     C:\LocalPkg\     NuGet.Core is the core framework assembly...

Parameters

-AcceptLicense

Automatically accepts a license agreement if the package requires it.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-AllVersions

Indicates that Find-Package returns all available versions of the package. By default, Find-Package only returns the newest available version.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-AllowPrereleaseVersions

Includes packages marked as a prerelease in the results.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Command

Specifies an array of commands searched by Find-Package.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ConfigFile

Specifies a configuration file.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Contains

Find-Package gets objects if any item in the object's property values are an exact match for the specified value.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Credential

Specifies a user account that has permission to search for packages.

Type:PSCredential
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-DscResource

Specifies an array of Desired State Configuration (DSC) resources that this cmdlet searches.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Filter

Specifies terms to search for within the Name and Description properties.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-FilterOnTag

Specifies the tag that filters the results. Results that don't contain the specified tag are excluded.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Force

Forces the command to run without asking for user confirmation.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ForceBootstrap

Indicates that Find-Package forces PackageManagement to automatically install the package provider.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Headers

Specifies the headers for the package.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-IncludeDependencies

Indicates that this cmdlet includes package dependencies in the results.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Includes

Specifies whether Find-Package should find all packages within a category.

The accepted values are as follows:

  • Cmdlet
  • DscResource
  • Function
  • RoleCapability
  • Workflow
Type:String[]
Accepted values:Cmdlet, DscResource, Function, RoleCapability, Workflow
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-MaximumVersion

Specifies the maximum package version that you want to find.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-MinimumVersion

Specifies the minimum package version that you want to find. If a higher version is available, that version is returned.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Name

Specifies one or more package names, or package names with wildcard characters. Separate multiple package names with commas.

Type:String[]
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:True
-PackageManagementProvider

Specifies the name of a package management provider.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ProviderName

Specifies one or more package provider names. Separate multiple package provider names with commas. Use Get-PackageProvider to get a list of available package providers.

Type:String[]
Aliases:Provider
Accepted values:Bootstrap, NuGet, PowerShellGet
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Proxy

Specifies a proxy server for the request, rather than a direct connection to the internet resource.

Type:Uri
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ProxyCredential

Specifies a user account that has permission to use the proxy server that is specified by the Proxy parameter.

Type:PSCredential
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PublishLocation

Specifies a location for publishing the package.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-RequiredVersion

Specifies an exact package version that you want to find.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-RoleCapability

Specifies an array of role capabilities.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ScriptPublishLocation

Specifies a script publishing location for the package.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ScriptSourceLocation

Specifies a script source location.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-SkipValidate

Switch that skips package credential validation.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Source

Specifies one or more package sources. Use Get-PackageSource to get a list of available package sources. A file system directory can be used as a source for download packages.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Tag

Specifies one or more strings to search for in the package metadata.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Type

Specifies whether to search for packages with a module, a script, or either.

Type:String
Accepted values:Module, Script, All
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

None

Find-Package doesn't accept input from the pipeline.

Outputs

SoftwareIdentify[]

Find-Package outputs a SoftwareIdentity object.