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software package manager for windows

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Software Package Manager for Windows provides a quick way to install and update software....

Select a software from the repository and RuckZuck handles the download and installation for you. RuckZuck can detect and update existing software that was not installed with RuckZuck.

The RuckZuck repository does not store binaries of the software, just links to where the software is downloaded. Installing software with RuckZuck does not grant you a license for that product.

Aug22: ApiKey will be required to get definitions

As the Api is more and more overloaded with requests that will bulk dump the software definitions, the API function "GetSoftwares" will require an APIKey. API-Keys can be requested by sending me a DM or by opening an Issue here on GitHub.

Changes in V1.7.x:

New REST API which brings some general changes:

  • No RuckZuck accounts and therefore no authentication required anymore.
    • You will be able to provide an E-Mail address if you upload new software, but as soon as the software is approved, the address will be removed from the package.
    • Moderators will have to log in with a Microsoft account.
    • No benefits for existing 'PRO' users (accounts will be deleted).
  • It is possible that RuckZuck will store binaries for some packages.
    • If a product does not provide a URL for automatic download and the license allows redistribution of binaries, RuckZuck will be able to host these files.
  • Support for private/disconnected repostories if you host your own RuckZuck Server (no sync from the public repository).

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RuckZuck components

RuckZuck_Tool (RuckZuck.exe)

The RuckZuck.exe is a portable tool with a UI to install or update applications from the RZ repository.

RZGet (RZGet.exe)

Successor of RZUpdate.exe.

Install a Software from Shortname : RZGet.exe install "<Shortname>"[;"<Shortname2>"] [/cleanup]
Install a Software from JSON File : RZGet.exe install "<JSON full path>"[;"<JSON full path>"]
Install a Sepcific Version : RZGet.exe install --name "<ProductName>" --vendor "<Manufacturer>" --version "<ProductVersion>"

Update all missing updates : RZGet.exe update --all [--retry] [--user]
Update all missing updates : RZGet.exe update --all --exclude "<Shortname>"[;"<Shortname2>"] [--retry] [--user]
Show all missing updates (delay=days after release) : RZGet.exe update --list --all [--user] [--allusers] [--delay=5]
check if a Software requires an update : RZGet.exe update --list "<Shortname>" [--user]
Update a Software from Shortname : RZGet.exe update "<Shortname>"[;"<Shortname2>"] [--retry] [--user]

Show Metadata : RZGet.exe show "<Shortname>"
Show Metadata for a specific Version : RZGet.exe show --name "<ProductName>" --vendor "<Manufacturer>" --version "<ProductVersion>"

Show full Catalog JSON: RZGet.exe search
Search for a Keyword: RZGet.exe search zip
Search SW in a Category: RZGet.exe search --categories compression
Search for installed SW: RZGet.exe search --isinstalled true
Search for a manufacturer: RZGet.exe search --manufacturer zander
Search for a shortname and return PowerShell Object: RZGet.exe search --shortname ruckzuck | convertfrom-json

UnInstall a Software from Shortname : RZGet.exe uninstall "<Shortname>"[;"<Shortname2>"] [/cleanup]
UnInstall a Software from JSON File : RZGet.exe uninstall "<JSON full path>"[;"<JSON full path>"]
UnInstall a Sepcific Version : RZGet.exe uninstall --name "<ProductName>" --vendor "<Manufacturer>" --version "<ProductVersion>"

OneGet Provider (depreciated)

A Provider for OneGet (part of Win10) to update or install applications from the RZ repository with powerShell.

Examples on:

RZ for Configuration Manager

Allows applications to be imported from the RZ repository into Microsofts System Center Configuration Manager from a UI. It will create ConfigMgr Applications, DeploymentType, Collection and a Deployment. V1.5.1.8 news:

RuckZuck Caching Service

Docker container to cache RuckZuck traffic (SW definitions, Icons and binary-downloads).


RuckZuck Web-UI and REST API.


(internals) A "Service" to automatically download and install failed apps.


(internals) A real-time Log-Console to get failed and success installations.

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