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NAME

       gacutil - Global Assembly Cache management utility.

SYNOPSIS

       gacutil [-user] [command] [options]

DESCRIPTION

       gacutil  is  a  tool  used  by  developers to install versioned assemblies into the system
       Global Assembly Cache (GAC) to become part of the assemblies that are  available  for  all
       applications at runtime.

       Notice  that  they  are  not  directly  available  to the compiler. The convention is that
       assemblies must also be placed in a separate directory to be  accessed  by  the  compiler.
       This is done with the -package directive to gacutil.

       The  tool  allows  for  installation, removal, and listing of the contents of the assembly
       cache.

       The GAC is relative to the Mono installation prefix: mono_prefix/lib/mono.

COMMANDS

       -i <assembly_path> [-check_refs] [-package NAME] [-root ROOTDIR] [-gacdir GACDIR]

        Installs an assembly into the global assembly cache. <assembly_path> is the name  of  the
       file that contains the assembly manifest

       The  -package option can be used to also create a directory in in prefix/lib/mono with the
       name NAME, and a symlink is created from NAME/assembly_name to the assembly  on  the  GAC.
       This is used so developers can reference a set of libraries at once.

       The  -root  option  is  used to specify the "libdir" value of an installation prefix which
       differs  from  the  prefix  of  the  system  GAC.   Typical  automake  usage   is   "-root
       $(DESTDIR)$(prefix)/lib".   To access assemblies installed to a prefix other than the mono
       prefix, it is necessary to set the MONO_GAC_PREFIX environment variable.

       The -gacdir option is included for backward compatibility but is not recommended  for  new
       code. Use the -root option instead.

       The  -check_refs  option  is used to ensure that the assembly being installed into the GAC
       does not reference any non strong named assemblies. Assemblies being installed to the  GAC
       should not reference non strong named assemblies, however the is an optional check.

       -l [assembly_name] [-root ROOTDIR] [-gacdir GACDIR]

       Lists  the  contents  of  the global assembly cache. When the <assembly_name> parameter is
       specified only matching assemblies are listed.

       -u <assembly_display_name> [-package NAME] [-root ROOTDIR] [-gacdir GACDIR]

       Uninstalls an assembly from the global assembly  cache.   <assembly_display_name>  is  the
       name  of  the  assembly  (partial  or  fully qualified) to remove from the global assembly
       cache. If a partial name is specified all matching  assemblies  will  be  uninstalled.  As
       opposed  to  the  install  option  that  takes  a  filename, this takes as an argument the
       assembly name, which looks like this:
            MyLibrary.Something, version=1.0.0.0, publicKeyToken=xxxx,culture=neutral

       Notice that you can have spaces in the command line. There is no need to quote them.

       Performs a greedy removal. If you only specify one component like,  "MyLibrary.Something",
       it will remove all versions of the library.

       -us  <assembly_path>  [-package  NAME]  [-root  ROOTDIR]  [-gacdir  GACDIR]  Uninstalls an
       assembly using the specified assembly's full name.  <assembly path>  is  the  path  to  an
       assembly.  The  full assembly name is retrieved from the specified assembly if there is an
       assembly in the GAC with a matching name, it is removed. Unlike the -u option this  option
       takes a file name, like this:
               Example: -us myDll.dll

       -ul  <assembly_list_file>  [-package NAME] [-root ROOTDIR] [-gacdir GACDIR] Uninstalls one
       or more assemblies from the global assembly cache.  <assembly_list_file> is the path to  a
       test file containing a list of assembly names on separate lines.
       Example -ul assembly_list.txt
       assembly_list.txt contents:
           assembly1,Version=1.0.0.0,Culture=en,PublicKeyToken=0123456789abcdef
           assembly2,Version=2.0.0.0,Culture=en,PublicKeyToken=0123456789abcdef

FILES

       On Unix assemblies are loaded from the installation lib directory.  If you set `prefix' to
       /usr, the assemblies will be located in /usr/lib.  On Windows, the assemblies  are  loaded
       from the directory where mono and mint live.

       /etc/mono/config, ~/.mono/config

       Mono runtime configuration file.  See the mono-config(5) manual page for more information.

WEB SITE

       Visit: http://www.go-mono.com for details

SEE ALSO

       mcs(1),mono(1)

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