Save-Package

Saves packages to the local computer without installing them.

Syntax

Save-Package
    [-Name] <String[]>
    [-RequiredVersion <String>]
    [-MinimumVersion <String>]
    [-MaximumVersion <String>]
    [-Source <String[]>]
    [-Path <String>]
    [-LiteralPath <String>]
    [-Credential <PSCredential>]
    [-Proxy <Uri>]
    [-ProxyCredential <PSCredential>]
    [-AllVersions]
    [-Force]
    [-ForceBootstrap]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [-ProviderName <String[]>]
    [<CommonParameters>]
Save-Package
    [-Path <String>]
    [-LiteralPath <String>]
    -InputObject <SoftwareIdentity>
    [-Credential <PSCredential>]
    [-Proxy <Uri>]
    [-ProxyCredential <PSCredential>]
    [-AllVersions]
    [-Force]
    [-ForceBootstrap]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [<CommonParameters>]
Save-Package
    [-Path <String>]
    [-LiteralPath <String>]
    [-Credential <PSCredential>]
    [-Proxy <Uri>]
    [-ProxyCredential <PSCredential>]
    [-AllVersions]
    [-Force]
    [-ForceBootstrap]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [-ConfigFile <String>]
    [-SkipValidate]
    [-Headers <String[]>]
    [-FilterOnTag <String[]>]
    [-Contains <String>]
    [-AllowPrereleaseVersions]
    [<CommonParameters>]
Save-Package
    [-Path <String>]
    [-LiteralPath <String>]
    [-Credential <PSCredential>]
    [-Proxy <Uri>]
    [-ProxyCredential <PSCredential>]
    [-AllVersions]
    [-Force]
    [-ForceBootstrap]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [-ConfigFile <String>]
    [-SkipValidate]
    [-Headers <String[]>]
    [-FilterOnTag <String[]>]
    [-Contains <String>]
    [-AllowPrereleaseVersions]
    [<CommonParameters>]
Save-Package
    [-Path <String>]
    [-LiteralPath <String>]
    [-Credential <PSCredential>]
    [-Proxy <Uri>]
    [-ProxyCredential <PSCredential>]
    [-AllVersions]
    [-Force]
    [-ForceBootstrap]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [-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>]
Save-Package
    [-Path <String>]
    [-LiteralPath <String>]
    [-Credential <PSCredential>]
    [-Proxy <Uri>]
    [-ProxyCredential <PSCredential>]
    [-AllVersions]
    [-Force]
    [-ForceBootstrap]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [-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

The Save-Package cmdlet saves packages to the local computer but doesn't install the packages. This cmdlet saves the newest version of a package unless you specify a RequiredVerion. The Path and LiteralPath parameters are mutually exclusive, and cannot be added to the same command.

Examples

Example 1: Save a package to the local computer

This example saves the newest version of the package to a directory on the local computer. The package's dependencies are download with the package.

PS> Save-Package -Name NuGet.Core -ProviderName NuGet -Path C:\LocalPkg

Name                    Version    Source    Summary
----                    -------    ------    -------
Microsoft.Web.Xdt       3.0.0      Nuget     Microsoft Xml Document Transformation (XDT) enables...
NuGet.Core              2.14.0     Nuget     NuGet.Core is the core framework assembly for NuGet...

Save-Package uses the Name parameter to specify the package. The package is downloaded from the repository specified by the ProviderName parameter. The Path parameter determines where the package is saved.

Example 2: Save a specific package version

This example specifies the package version and saves it to a directory on the local computer.

PS> Save-Package -Name NuGet.Core -RequiredVersion 2.9.0 -ProviderName NuGet -Path C:\LocalPkg

Name                    Version    Source    Summary
----                    -------    ------    -------
Microsoft.Web.Xdt       3.0.0      Nuget     Microsoft Xml Document Transformation (XDT) enables...
NuGet.Core              2.9.0      Nuget     NuGet.Core is the core framework assembly for NuGet...

Save-Package uses the Name parameter to specify the package. RequiredVersion indicates a specific package version. The package is downloaded from the repository specified by the ProviderName parameter. The Path parameter determines where the package is saved.

Example 3: Use Find-Package to save a package

This command uses Find-Package to locate the newest version of the package and sends the object to Save-Package.

PS> Find-Package -Name NuGet.Core -ProviderName NuGet | Save-Package -Path C:\LocalPkg

Find-Package uses the Name parameter to specify the package. The package is downloaded from the repository specified by the ProviderName parameter. The object is sent down the pipeline to Save-Package. The Path parameter determines where the package is saved.

Example 4: Save and install the package

The newest version of the package and its dependencies are downloaded and installed on the local computer.

PS> Save-Package -Name NuGet.Core -ProviderName NuGet -Path C:\LocalPkg
PS> Install-Package C:\LocalPkg\NuGet.Core.2.14.0.nupkg

Save-Package downloads the package file and its dependencies to the local computer. Install-Package installs the package and dependencies from the specified directory.

Parameters

-AcceptLicense

Automatically accept the license agreement during installation if the package requires it.

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

Indicates that this cmdlet saves all available versions of the package.

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

Allows packages marked as Prerelease to be saved.

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

Specifies one or more commands included in the 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
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Contains

Save-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 save a package from a specified package provider or source.

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

Specifies one or more Desired State Configuration (DSC) resources for the package.

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

Specifies a filter for the package.

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 Save-Package forces PackageManagement to automatically install the package provider for the specified package.

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
-Includes

Indicates the resources that the package includes.

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

A software ID object that represents the package that you want to save. Software IDs are part of the results of the Find-Package cmdlet.

Type:SoftwareIdentity
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-LiteralPath

Specifies the literal path to which you want to save the package. You cannot add both this parameter and the Path parameter to the same command.

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

Specifies the maximum version of the package that you want to save.

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

Specifies the minimum version of the package that you want to find.

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

Specifies one or more package names.

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

Specifies a package management provider.

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

Specifies the location on the local computer to store the package.

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

Specifies one or more provider names.

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 the publish location.

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

Specifies the exact version of the package to save.

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 the script publish location.

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

Specifies the script source location.

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

Switch that skips validating the credentials of a package.

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

Specifies one or more package sources.

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

Specifies a tag to search for within 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
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

`Save-Package` accepts objects from the pipeline.

Outputs

This cmdlet does not generate any output.