Get-Package

Returns a list of all software packages that were installed with PackageManagement.

Syntax

Get-Package
   [[-Name] <String[]>]
   [-RequiredVersion <String>]
   [-MinimumVersion <String>]
   [-MaximumVersion <String>]
   [-AllVersions]
   [-Force]
   [-ForceBootstrap]
   [-ProviderName <String[]>]
   [-Destination <String>]
   [-ExcludeVersion]
   [-Scope <String>]
   [-SkipDependencies]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-Package
   [[-Name] <String[]>]
   [-RequiredVersion <String>]
   [-MinimumVersion <String>]
   [-MaximumVersion <String>]
   [-AllVersions]
   [-Force]
   [-ForceBootstrap]
   [-ProviderName <String[]>]
   [-Scope <String>]
   [-PackageManagementProvider <String>]
   [-Type <String>]
   [-AllowClobber]
   [-SkipPublisherCheck]
   [-InstallUpdate]
   [-NoPathUpdate]
   [-AllowPrereleaseVersions]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Get-Package cmdlet returns a list of all software packages on the local computer that were installed with PackageManagement. You can run Get-Package on remote computers by running it as part of an Invoke-Command or Enter-PSSession command or script.

Examples

Example 1: Get all installed packages

The Get-Package cmdlet gets all packages that are installed on the local computer.

Get-Package

Name           Version      Source                                     ProviderName
----           -------      ------                                     ------------
posh-git       0.7.3        https://www.powershellgallery.com/api/v2   PowerShellGet

Example 2: Get packages that are installed on a remote computer

This command gets a list of packages that were installed by PackageManagement on a remote computer. This command prompts you to provide the specified user's password.

PS> Invoke-Command -ComputerName Server01 -Credential CONTOSO\TestUser -ScriptBlock {Get-Package}

Invoke-Command uses the ComputerName parameter to specify a remote computer, Server01. The Credential parameter specifies a domain and user name with permissions to run commands on the computer. The ScriptBlock parameter runs the Get-Package cmdlet on the remote computer.

Example 3: Get packages for a specified provider

This command gets software packages installed on the local computer from a specific provider.

Get-Package -ProviderName PowerShellGet -AllVersions

Name                  Version      Source                                     ProviderName
----                  -------      ------                                     ------------
PackageManagement     1.2.2        https://www.powershellgallery.com/api/v2   PowerShellGet
PackageManagement     1.3.1        https://www.powershellgallery.com/api/v2   PowerShellGet
posh-git              0.7.3        https://www.powershellgallery.com/api/v2   PowerShellGet
PowerShellGet         2.0.1        https://www.powershellgallery.com/api/v2   PowerShellGet

Get-Package uses the ProviderName parameter to specify a specific provider, PowerShellGet. The All-Versions parameter displays each version that is installed.

Example 4: Get an exact version of a specific package

This command gets a specific version of an installed package. More than one version of a package can be installed.

Get-Package -Name PackageManagement -ProviderName PowerShellGet -RequiredVersion 1.3.1

Name                  Version      Source                                     ProviderName
----                  -------      ------                                     ------------
PackageManagement     1.3.1        https://www.powershellgallery.com/api/v2   PowerShellGet

Get-Package uses Name parameter to specify the package name, PackageManagement. The ProviderName parameter specifies the provider, PowerShellGet. The Required-Version parameter specifies an installed version.

Example 5: Uninstall a package

This example gets package information and then uninstalls the package.

Get-Package -Name posh-git -RequiredVersion 0.7.3 | Uninstall-Package

Get-Package uses the Name parameter to specify the package name, posh-git. The RequiredVersion parameter is a specific version of the package. The object is sent down the pipeline to the Uninstall-Package cmdlet. Uninstall-Package removes the package.

Parameters

-AllowClobber

Overrides warning messages about conflicts with existing commands. Overwrites existing commands that have the same name as commands being installed by a module.

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
-AllVersions

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

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

Specifies the path to a directory that contains extracted package files.

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

Switch to exclude the version number in the folder path.

Type:SwitchParameter
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 Get-Package forces PackageManagement to automatically install the package provider.

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

Indicates that this cmdlet installs updates.

Type:SwitchParameter
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
-NoPathUpdate

NoPathUpdate only applies to the Install-Script cmdlet. NoPathUpdate is a dynamic parameter added by the provider and isn't supported by Get-Package.

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

Specifies the exact version of the package to find.

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

Specifies the search scope for the package.

Type:String
Accepted values:CurrentUser, AllUsers
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-SkipDependencies

Switch that specifies to skip finding any package dependencies.

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

Allows you to get a package version that is newer than your installed version. For example, an installed package that is digitally signed by a trusted publisher but a new version isn't digitally signed.

Type:SwitchParameter
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

Outputs

SoftwareIdentity[]

Notes

Including a package provider in a command can make dynamic parameters available to a cmdlet. Dynamic parameters are specific to a package provider. The Get-Help cmdlet lists a cmdlet's parameter sets and includes the provider's parameter set. For example, Get-Package has the PowerShellGet parameter set that includes -NoPathUpdate, AllowClobber, and SkipPublisherCheck.

Important

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