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Creating a dotnet tool

Building, packaging and publishing a `dotnet` tool via NuGet

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One of the great features of .NET Core is that it gives you a simple way to create and distribute CLI tools via NuGet. You just create a Console application, add a few entries to the .csproj file, and publish it to NuGet. Then other people can install it with the dotnet tool install command. I’ve published a couple of tools this way before, but I’ve just published another one so I thought I’d take time to describe the steps involved, as well as a handful of neat NuGet packages…

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