AstroGrep Silent Install (How-To Guide)


AstroGrep is a Microsoft Windows grep utility. Grep is a UNIX command-line program which searches within files for keywords. AstroGrep supports regular expressions, versatile printing options, stores most recently used paths and has a “context” feature which is very nice for looking at source code. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of AstroGrep from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install AstroGrep Silently

AstroGrep Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://sourceforge.net/projects/astrogrep/files/latest/download
  2. Download & Copy the AstroGrep_Setup_vx.y.z.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: AstroGrep_Setup_vx.y.z.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find AstroGrep entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:AstroGrep
Vendor:AstroComma, Inc.
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:AstroGrep_Setup_vx.y.z.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\AstroGrep\uninstall.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\AstroGrep\uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:https://sourceforge.net/projects/astrogrep/files/latest/download
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/astrogrep-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Change the AstroGrep Default Installation Directory

You can change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing AstroGrep to “C:\AstroGrep”.

AstroGrep_Setup_vx.y.z.exe /S /D=C:\AstroGrep

How to Uninstall AstroGrep Silently

Check out the AstroGrep Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

AstroGrep Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\AstroGrep\uninstall.exe" /S

AstroGrep Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\AstroGrep\uninstall.exe" /S

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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