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.NET Install SDK Global Tool

Global tool to make installing .NET Core versions that little bit easier

To install globally:

$ dotnet tool install -g installsdkglobaltool

You can also find InstallSdkGlobalTool on NuGet here.

Features:

You can use this tool to download and install .NET Core SDK versions based on a variety of ways, these are:

Install .NET Core SDK based on global.json

  1. Navigate to any directory within your .NET Core application that has a global.json file.
  2. Run $ dotnet-install-sdk

The .NET Core Install SDK global tool will then scan the project directories for a global.json file. If found it will download and install the SDK dictated by the global.json file.

Install latest .NET Core SDK Preview

  1. Run $ dotnet-install-sdk --latest-preview from any directory

The .NET core Install SDK global tool will then download and lauch the installer for the latest preview of the .NET Core SDK.

Options

$ dotnet-install-sdk -h

Usage: DotNetInstallSdk [options]

Options:
  -LP|--latest-preview     Optional. Install the latest preview version of the .NET Core SDK
  -H|--headless <Boolean>  Optional. Install .NET Core SDK in headless mode (default is true)
  -?|-h|--help             Show help information

Contributions

Big thanks to @stuartblang who contributed loads to this.

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