Cake.Cli 2.3.0

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dotnet add package Cake.Cli --version 2.3.0
NuGet\Install-Package Cake.Cli -Version 2.3.0
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="Cake.Cli" Version="2.3.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Cake.Cli --version 2.3.0
#r "nuget: Cake.Cli, 2.3.0"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install Cake.Cli as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Cake.Cli&version=2.3.0

// Install Cake.Cli as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Cake.Cli&version=2.3.0


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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.NET Core netcoreapp3.1 is compatible. 
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4.0.0 184,639 11/18/2023
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3947 Easier Way to Read Process Output?.
3916 GitVersion: Add ShortSha property.
3487 Add alias for dotnet workload update command.
3486 Add alias for dotnet workload uninstall command.
3484 Add alias for dotnet workload restore command.
3483 Add alias for dotnet workload repair command.
3482 Add alias for dotnet workload list command.
3978 Microsoft.Extensions.DependencyInjection to 6.0.1.
3976 Update NuGet.* to 6.3.1.
3970 Update Basic.Reference.Assemblies.* to 1.3.0.
3965 Update Microsoft.CodeAnalysis.CSharp.Scripting to 4.3.1.
3956 Extensibility issue - CakeEngineActions is internal.
3933 Update NuGet.* to 6.3.0.
3920 Update Microsoft.NETCore.Platforms to 6.0.5.
3909 Update Autofac to 6.4.0.
3901 Update Microsoft.CodeAnalysis.CSharp.Scripting to 4.2.0.
3899 Microsoft.NETCore.Platforms to 6.0.4.
3897 Update NuGet.* to 6.2.1.
3890 Update NuGet.* to 6.2.0.
3880 Better support global script cache.
2953 Allow setting MSBuild target via MSBuildSettings using a string.
2591 Extensibility issue - CakeTaskBuilder is sealed and CakeTaskBuilder(CakeTask task) is internal. .
3931 Cake fails to load native libraries on Ubuntu 22.04.
3894 Guard against null Console instance on InfoFeature.
3879 Build script caching throws after running dry-run on non-changed Cake script.
3878 OpenCover filters should be case sensitive.
1852 Incorrect escaping of semi-colon in property values for MS Build.