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dub-run - Man Page

Builds and runs a package (default command)


dub run [<package>[@<version-spec>]] Options... [-- <application arguments...>]


Builds and runs a package (uses the main package in the current working directory by default)



Builds the project in the temp folder if possible.


Use rdmd instead of directly invoking the compiler

-f,  --force

Forces a recompilation even if the target is up to date

-y,  --yes

Automatic yes to prompts. Assume "yes" as answer to all interactive prompts.

-n,  --non-interactive

Don't enter interactive mode.

-b,  --build=VALUE

Specifies the type of build to perform. Note that setting the DFLAGS environment variable will override the build type with custom flags. Possible names:
 debug, plain, release, release-debug, release-nobounds, unittest, profile, profile-gc, docs, ddox, cov, cov-ctfe, unittest-cov, unittest-cov-ctfe, syntax and custom types

-c,  --config=VALUE

Builds the specified configuration. Configurations can be defined in dub.json


Uses the specified configuration for a certain dependency. Can be specified multiple times. Format: --override-config=<dependency>/<config>


Specifies the compiler binary to use (can be a path). Arbitrary pre- and suffixes to the identifiers below are recognized (e.g. ldc2 or dmd-2.063) and matched to the proper compiler type:
 dmd, gdc, ldc, gdmd, ldmd

-a,  --arch=VALUE

Force a different architecture (e.g. x86 or x86_64)

-d,  --debug=VALUE

Define the specified `debug` version identifier when building - can be used multiple times


Define the specified `version` identifier when building - can be used multiple times. Use sparingly, with great power comes great responsibility! For commonly used or combined versions and versions that dependees should be able to use, create configurations in your package.


Do not resolve missing dependencies before building


Specifies the way the compiler and linker are invoked. Valid values:
 separate (default), allAtOnce, singleFile


Treats the package name as a filename. The file must contain a package recipe comment.


Deprecated option that does nothing.


[Experimental] Filter version identifiers and debug version identifiers to improve build cache efficiency.


Tries to build the whole project in a single compiler run.


Prints the list of available build types


Prints the list of available configurations


Prints the identifiers for the current build platform as used for the build fields in dub.json


Runs multiple compiler instances in parallel, if possible.

Common Options

See dub(1)

Exit Status


DUB succeeded


usage errors, unknown command line flags


package not found, package failed to load, miscellaneous error


dub.sdl, dub.json


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See Also

dub(1), dub-build(1), dub-test(1), rdmd(1)

Referenced By

dub(1), dub-build(1), dub-test(1).

2024-01-24 The D Language Foundation