brew-like Scoop for Windows

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You can get homebrew-like “brew install” easy install of developer program on Windows via Scoop. Scoop works from a fresh Windows install, for example via free Windows virtual machine image.

Like Homebrew and Linuxbrew, Scoop does NOT require administrator/root access, so users in restrictive (but Internet connected) environments can use Scoop to get the latest development tools.

The Scoop package list is built from little JSON snippets, so Scoop is lightweight to maintain, and easy to add new packages to.


  1. From PowerShell:
    iex (new-object net.webclient).downloadstring('')
  2. Install Git and SSH via Scoop, so that Scoop can update its recipes:
    scoop install git openssh
  3. open a new PowerShell to use scoop.


These are the most common development tools you may want:

  • gcc/gfortran: scoop install gcc
  • make/cmake: scoop install make cmake




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