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Verbosely Log a Command Line Build

Verbosely Log a Command Line Build

Summary

This article provides information regarding how to verbosely log a command line build.

Synopsis

When building an InstallShield project from the IDE (Installation Development Environment), command-line build or standalone build, it may be helpful to get more information if a build error occurs. This article explains how to verbosely log the build process to obtain more information.


Discussion

InstallShield provides the command-line build (ISCmdBld.exe) and standalone build (IsSaBld.exe) to allow users to build their projects from the command line, or as part of an automated process. In the event that an error occurs during the build process, strictly for debugging purposes, it may be helpful to verbosely log the build process to get additional information. This can be done using the command line switch -v. An example of how this can be used is illustrated below:

ISCmdBld.exe -p "C:\InstallShield 2018 Projects\Test Project.ism" -r "Release 1" -c COMP -a "Product Configuration 1" -v
Note: The contents of the build log can also be redirected to a text file by using the redirection operator ">". For example:
ISCmdBld.exe -p "C:\InstallShield 2018 Projects\Test Project.ism" -r "Release 1" -c COMP -a "Product Configuration 1" -v > C:\log.log
It may also be helpful to send the resulting build log file to Flexera Technical Support to assist in the debugging process.

Additional Information

For additional information regarding the command-line build (ISCmdBld.exe), take a look at the InstallShield Help Library topic Building a Release from the Command Line.
For more information regarding the command-line parameters for ISCmdBld.exe, take a look at the InstallShield Help Library topic ISCmdBld.exe.
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