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dotnet tool install --global Cake.Tool --version 2.0.0
This package contains a .NET tool you can call from the shell/command line.
dotnet new tool-manifest # if you are setting up this repo
dotnet tool install --local Cake.Tool --version 2.0.0
This package contains a .NET tool you can call from the shell/command line.
#tool dotnet:?package=Cake.Tool&version=2.0.0
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nuke :add-package Cake.Tool --version 2.0.0
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Cake (C# Make) is a build automation system with a C# DSL to do things like compiling code, copy files/folders, running unit tests, compress files and build NuGet packages.

Table of Contents

  1. Documentation
  2. Contributing
  3. Get in touch
  4. License


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For a simple example to get started see Setting up a new project.


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Make sure you've read the contribution guidelines before sending that epic pull request. You'll also need to sign the contribution license agreement (CLA) for anything other than a trivial change. NOTE: The .NET Foundation CLA Bot will provide a link to this CLA within the PR that you submit if it is deemed as required.

  • Fork the repository.
  • Create a branch to work in.
  • Make your feature addition or bug fix.
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Copyright © .NET Foundation, Patrik Svensson, Mattias Karlsson, Gary Ewan Park, Alistair Chapman, Martin Björkström, Dave Glick, Pascal Berger, Jérémie Desautels, Enrico Campidoglio, C. Augusto Proiete, Nils Andresen, and contributors.

Cake is provided as-is under the MIT license. For more information see LICENSE.


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Version Downloads Last updated
2.0.0 109,409 11/30/2021
2.0.0-rc0002 4,844 11/27/2021
2.0.0-rc0001 15,137 11/7/2021
1.3.0 171,720 10/7/2021
1.2.0 244,949 8/29/2021
1.1.0 763,276 3/6/2021
1.0.0 510,455 2/7/2021
1.0.0-rc0003 20,292 1/29/2021
1.0.0-rc0002 106,189 12/20/2020
1.0.0-rc0001 89,641 11/5/2020
0.38.5 691,304 9/20/2020
0.38.4 698,031 6/26/2020
0.38.3 12,221 6/26/2020
0.38.2 84,609 6/9/2020
0.38.1 86,781 5/30/2020
0.38.0 10,455 5/30/2020
0.37.0 1,143,738 2/1/2020
0.36.0 609,637 1/11/2020
0.35.0 825,194 9/28/2019
0.34.1 669,170 7/17/2019
0.34.0 74,240 7/16/2019
0.33.0 520,565 4/1/2019
0.32.1 385,261 1/4/2019
0.32.0 72,180 1/4/2019
0.31.0 358,387 12/13/2018
0.30.0 120,582 8/22/2018

3714 Use Basic.Reference.Assemblies.* to ensure all standard reference assemblies are available for Roslyn.
3654 IsRunningOnAzurePipelines should ignore agent type.
3631 Refactor GitHub Actions Paths.
3610 Remove TFBuildProvider.
3590 Directories in AzurePipelinesBuildInfo are FilePaths - FilePath.GetDirectory then inconsistent.
3581 Stop shipping Cake.Portable Chocolatey package and Cake Homebrew formulae.
3579 Stop shipping Cake runner for .NET Framework and Cake runner for .NET Core.
3577 Remove ReverseDependencyAttribute.
3572 Only build for TargetFrameworks netcoreapp3.1, net5.0 and net6.0.
3282 GitVersion Tool: Rename verbosity values to match GitVersion values.
3222 Add Xamarin.iOS platform targets to MSBuildSettings PlatformTarget enumeration.
3151 Add support for Engine event hooks after execution as well as before.
3003 Remove DependencyAttribute.
2872 Bump eol target frameworks.
2788 Tool:OpenCover - the register-setting should be an option, rather than a string.
1111 DotNetCoreRestore: dotnet restore no longer supports globbing.
3630 Add GitHub Actions Environment properties.
3629 Add GitHub Actions UploadArtifact Command.
3628 Add GitHub Actions SetEnvironmentVariable Command.
3627 Add GitHub Actions AddPath Command.
3341 Epic: Introduce DotNet aliases (synonyms to DotNetCore aliases).
3709 Arguments alias should support ICollection as default value.
3691 Update Microsoft.NETCore.Platforms to 6.0.0.
3690 Update Microsoft.Extensions.DependencyInjection to 6.0.0.
3689 Update System.Reflection.Metadata to 6.0.0.
3688 Update System.Collections.Immutable to 6.0.0.
3681 ScriptAssemblyResolver logging should be at debug/diagnostic level.
3662 Update Microsoft.CodeAnalysis.CSharp.Scripting to
3647 Display message of criteria when task fails to run due to criteria not being met.
3644 Add DotNetNuGetUpdateSource aliases (synonym to DotNetCoreNuGetUpdateSource).
3643 Add DotNetNuGetRemoveSource aliases (synonym to DotNetCoreNuGetRemoveSource).
3642 Add DotNetNuGetListSourceSettings (derived from to DotNetNuGetSource).
3641 Add DotNetNuGetHasSource aliases (synonym to DotNetCoreNuGetHasSource).
3640 Add DotNetNuGetEnableSource aliases (synonym to DotNetCoreNuGetEnableSource).
3639 Add DotNetNuGetDisableSource aliases (synonym to DotNetCoreNuGetDisableSource).
3607 Add EnableCompressionInSingleFile to DotNetCorePublishSettings.
3599 Add VS2022 to default MSBuild Resolver.
3598 Remove Preview from VS2022 MSBuild Resolver.
3595 Update Autofac to 6.3.0.
3593 Update Microsoft.CodeAnalysis.CSharp.Scripting to
3591 Update Microsoft.NETCore.Platforms to 6.0.0-rc.2.21480.5.
3555 Add DotNetNuGetAddSource aliases (synonym to DotNetCoreNuGetAddSource).
3554 Add DotNetNuGetDelete aliases (synonym to DotNetCoreNuGetDelete).
3553 Add DotNetNuGetPush aliases (synonym to DotNetCoreNuGetPush).
3552 Add DotNetPack alias (synonym to DotNetCorePack).
3551 Add DotNetPublish alias (synonym to DotNetCorePublish).
3550 Add DotNetVSTest alias (synonym to DotNetCoreVSTest).
3549 Add DotNetTest alias (synonym to DotNetCoreTest).
3548 Add DotNetBuildServer alias (synonym to DotNetCoreBuildServer).
3547 Add DotNetBuild alias (synonym to DotNetCoreBuild).
3546 Add DotNetRestore alias (synonym to DotNetCoreRestore).
3545 Add DotNetClean alias (synonym to DotNetCoreClean).
3544 Add DotNetExecute alias (synonym to DotNetCoreExecute).
3543 Add DotNetRun alias (synonym to DotNetCoreRun).
3542 Add DotNetTool alias (synonym to DotNetCoreTool).
3523 Add DotNetMSBuild alias (synonym to DotNetCoreMSBuild).
3215 Add RunCommand with postAction parameter to DotNetCoreTool.
3075 Make FilePath and DirectoryPath comparable by value.
2571 OctopusDeploy DeployTo property to take collection of string to specify multiple environments.
2075 Add overloads for DotNetCore*() methods taking FilePath instead of string.
1794 Private is missing from ProjectReference.
1616 Error message on circular references leads to poor developer experience.
3701 Add cake-module tag to Cake.DotNetTool.Module NuGet package.
3602 Switch to Cake.Tool as primary package in
3711 SemanticVersion missing equals/not equals operator, prerelease sorted wrong.
3697 Error: The requested service 'Cake.Commands.DefaultCommandSettings' has not been registered.
3693 Core suffix is still used in some settings classes.
3683 Use DotNetMSBuildSettings instead of DotNetCoreMSBuildSettings on new dotnet aliases settings.
3671 VS2022: msbuild can not be located, only Build Tools are installed.
2665 C*  8 Using Statement produces compile error.
2443 Erroneous Target path must be an absolute path when preserveFolderStructure is used with CopyFiles.
1669 Release notes does not tolerate prerelease versions.