dotnet - Man Page

general driver for running the command-line commands

Examples (TL;DR)

Synopsis

dotnet [--version] [--help] [--verbose] < command > [< args >]

Description

dotnet is a generic driver for the CLI toolchain. Invoked on its own, it will give out brief usage instructions.

Each specific feature is implemented as a command. In order to use the feature, it is specified after dotnet, i.e. dotnet compile. All of the arguments following the command are command's own arguments.

Options

-v, --verbose

Enable verbose output.

--version

Print out the version of the CLI tooling

-h, --help

Print out a short help and a list of current commands. 

Dotnet Commands

The following commands exist for dotnet.

dotnet-compile(1)

Compile the application to either an intermidiate language (IL) or to a native binary. 

dotnet-restore(1)

Restores the dependencies for a given application. 

dotnet-run(1)

Runs the application from source.

dotnet-publish(1)

Publishes a flat directory that contains the application and its dependencies, including the runtime binaries. 

dotnet-test(1)

Runs tests using a test runner specified in project.json.

dotnet-new(1)

Initializes a sample .NET Core console application. 

Examples

dotnew new

Initializes a sample .NET Core console application that can be compiled and ran.

dotnet restore

Restores dependencies for a given application. 

dotnet compile

Compiles the application in a given directory. 

Environment

DOTNET_PACKAGES

The primary package cache. If not set, defaults to $HOME/.nuget/packages on Unix or %LOCALAPPDATA%\NuGet\Packages (TBD) on Windows.

DOTNET_PACKAGES_CACHE

The secondary cache. This is used by shared hosters (such as Azure) to provide a cache of pre-downloaded common packages on a faster disk. If not set it is not used.

DOTNET_SERVICING

Specifies the location of the servicing index to use by the shared host when loading the runtime. 

See Also

dotnet-compile(1), dotnet-run(1), dotnet-publish(1), dotnet-restore(1)

Authors

Zlatko Knezevic zlakne@microsoft.com.

Info

January 2016