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DotNetTools [Archived]

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This project is part of ASP.NET Core. You can find samples, documentation and getting started instructions for ASP.NET Core at


The repository contains command-line tools for ASP.NET Core that are bundled* in the .NET Core CLI. Follow the links below for more details on each tool.

*This applies to .NET Core CLI 2.1.300-preview2 and up. For earlier versions of the CLI, these tools must be installed separately.

For 2.0 CLI and earlier, see for details.

For 2.1.300-preview1 CLI, see for details.


The command line tools can be invoked as a subcommand of dotnet.

dotnet watch
dotnet user-secrets
dotnet sql-cache
dotnet dev-certs

Add --help to see more details. For example,

dotnet watch --help