Use the update command to apply an update to code.
Apply a update chosen by NuKeeper to a solution:
cd C:\code\MyApp nukeeper update
nukeeper update C:\code\MyApp
Apply up to ten package updates in a run:
nukeeper update C:\code\MyApp --maxpackageupdates 10
Apply an update to a particular package:
nukeeper update C:\code\MyApp --include SomePackageThatIWant
Exclude updates to a particular package:
nukeeper update C:\code\MyApp --exclude SomePackageThatIDoNotWant
Apply updates to all packages of the AWS SDK, a set of closely-related packages with names that all start with
nukeeper update C:\code\MyApp --include ^AWSSDK. --maxpackageupdates 100
Include and exclude package names with
--include nlog or
Exclude specifies that packages that match the pattern will not be applied. Include specifies that only packages that match the pattern can be applied.
The patterns are regular expressions. This is not a regular expression tutorial, but it is worth knowing a few common ways to use it:
--include NLogwill include all package names that contain the text
^at the start or
$at the end to ensure that the package name starts and/or ends with the specified text. Using both start and end anchors means that it must be an exact match for the whole package name. e.g.
i=^NLog$will include only the package
|as an “or” to match one of several things. However since on the command line the
|has special meaning to pipe command output, you have to escape it.
^|. e.g. to exclude updates to framework packages:
When I do not want major version changes, only minor or patch version changes.
nukeeper update --change minor
e.g. An update from version
1.2.3 to version
1.5.0 will be selected even if version
2.0.0 is also available. Semantic versioning calls these three numbers
patch versions. If semantic versioning is being well-used, then breaking changes only appear in major versions.
The default value is
When I am cautious, only want updates that have been available for 3 weeks or more.
nukeeper update --age 3w
You can specify minimum update age in weeks (
w), days (
d) or hours (
--age 6w, or
--age 12h. The default is 7 days. You can use zero (
0) on it’s own.
This is a precaution against being on the “bleeding edge” by taking new packages immediately. Sometimes issues are discovered just after package release, and the package is removed or replaced by a
x.0.1 fix release.
When I am living on the edge, I will take updates as soon as they are available.
nukeeper update --age 0