Get-PackageProvider

Returns a list of package providers that are connected to Package Management.
Get-PackageProvider [[-Name] [<String[]>]] [-Force] [-ForceBootstrap] [-ListAvailable] [<CommonParameters>]

The Get-PackageProvider cmdlet returns a list of package providers that are connected to Package Management. Examples of these providers include PSModule, NuGet, and Chocolatey. You can filter the results based on all or part of one or more provider names.

Parameters
-Force [<SwitchParameter>]

Indicates that this cmdlet forces all other actions with this cmdlet that can be forced. In Get-PackageProvider, this means the Force parameter acts the same as the ForceBootstrap parameter.

-ForceBootstrap [<SwitchParameter>]

Indicates that this cmdlet forces Package Management to automatically install the package provider.

-ListAvailable [<SwitchParameter>]

Gets all installed providers. Get-PackageProvider gets provider in paths listed in the PSModulePath environment variable as well as the package provider assembly folders:

$env:ProgramFilesPackageManagementProviderAssemblies$env:LOCALAPPDATAPackageManagementProviderAssemblies

Without this parameter, Get-PackageProvider gets only the providers loaded in the current session.

-Name [<String[]>]

Specifies one or more provider names, or partial provider names. Separate multiple provider names with commas. Valid values for this parameter include names of providers that you have installed with packages; PackageManagement ships with a set of default providers, including the PSModule and MSI providers.

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable,OutBuffer, PipelineVariable, and OutVariable.

Outputs

PackageProvider[]

Examples
  1. Get all currently loaded package providers:
    PS C:> Get-PackageProvider
    

    This command gets a list of all the package providers that are currently loaded on the local computer.

  2. Get all available package providers:
    PS C:> Get-PackageProvider -ListAvailable
    

    This command gets a list of all package providers that are available on the local computer.

  3. Dynamically get a package provider:
    PS C:> Get-PackageProvider -Name "Chocolatey" -ForceBootstrap
    

    This command automatically installs the Chocolatey provider if your computer does not have the Chocolatey provider installed.

Related Links

Get-PackageSource
Register-PackageSource
Unregister-PackageSource