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FeaturesShim: using ShimGen for creating a shim to a program either console or GUI so you need only one bin directory

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/11/17

[WayBack] FeaturesShim is a cool Chocolatey feature that uses ShimGen.

This allows Chocolatey to take only one directory in your search PATH, with a lot of small files, that link to the much larger actual executable files.

ShimGen (like many other parts of Windows and some other parts of Chocolatey) is not open source, but the mechanism is documented.

More information:

–jeroen

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