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Building a Package using the Command Line Interface

Last Modified: November 20, 2017

Use the command line interface to build a package with your source files.

Before you build a package, you must assemble the intended source files and subdirectories into a single directory.

  1. Open a command prompt.
  2. Change directories to the location of Package Manager. The default location is C:\Program Files\National Instruments\NI Package Manager.
  3. Run the following command: nipkg pack <directory containing package source files> <destination of .nipkg file>. For example, if you enter C:\Program Files\National Instruments\NI Package Manager> nipkg pack C:\temp\MyTestPackage C:\temp, Package Manager creates the .nipkg file in the temp directory.

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