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How to use the command line

Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:30 am

I plan to build an existing Advanced Installer project from the command line. Throughout the documentation it mentions to use some keyword called [switches]. ... ld-project

I cannot find any where it mentions on how to configure this keyword or alias. How does it work? I've got AdvancedInstaller installed and when I go to the command line and type it is not a recognized term.

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Re: How to use the command line

Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:17 am

Hello and welcome to Advanced Installer forums,

Indeed, you are right, I've had a look over the articles and it does not mention anywhere what is actually up with the tool.

I will forward an improvement to our Technical Writing team to update the article. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. is an executable ("MS-DOS Application" type) with the purpose of automating the creation / modification of Advanced Installer projects (.AIP files).

This executable can be found at the following location:

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<path_to_installation_folder>\Caphyon\Advanced Installer <version>\bin\x86
For instance, on my machine, it is located here:

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C:\Program Files (x86)\Caphyon\Advanced Installer 16.7\bin\x86
Since this is not added by default in the PATH environment variable (so the Windows knows its path by default), you will have to either:

1. use it with the full path, e.g.:

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"C:\Program Files (x86)\Caphyon\Advanced Installer 16.7\bin\x86\" /some_commands
2. in CMD, change the directory to the one specified above, e.g.:

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cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Caphyon\Advanced Installer 16.7\bin\x86"
and then use without giving the full path, since you already navigated to its location.

Hope this helps.

Best regards,
Catalin Gheorghe - Advanced Installer Team
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