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Windows Package Manager v0.1.41331 Preview


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This is the initial preview release of the Windows Package Manager. Windows Package Manager is a comprehensive package manager solution that consists of a command line tool and set of services for installing applications on Windows 10.

Developers use the winget command line tool to discover, and install a curated set of applications. After it is installed, developers can access winget via the Windows Terminal, PowerShell, or the Command Prompt.


winget exposes the following commands and options for the preview.

  • install Installs the given application
  • show Shows info about an application
  • source Manage sources of applications
  • search Find and show basic info of apps
  • hash Helper to hash installer files
  • validate Validates a manifest file
  • --help Provides command line help
  • --info Provides addition data, helpful for troubleshooting
  • --version Provides the version of the client

For a complete documentation, consider https://docs.microsoft.com/windows/package-manager


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