NuGet CLI environment variables
The behavior of the nuget.exe CLI can be configured through a number of environment variables, which affect nuget.exe on computer-wide, user, or process levels. Environment variables always override any settings in
NuGet.Config files, allowing build servers to change appropriate settings without modifying any files.
In general, options specified directly on the command line or in NuGet configuration files have precedence, but there are a few exceptions such as FORCE_NUGET_EXE_INTERACTIVE. If you find that nuget.exe behaves differently between different computers, an environment variable could be the cause. For example, Azure Web Apps Kudu (used during deployment) has NUGET_XMLDOC_MODE set to skip to speed up package restore performance and save disk space.
The NuGet CLI uses MSBuild to read the project files. All environment variables are available as properties during the MSBuild evaluation. The list of properties documented in NuGet pack and restore as MSBuild targets can also be set as environment variables.
|http_proxy||Http proxy used for NuGet HTTP operations.||This would be specified as
|no_proxy||Configures domains to bypass from using proxy.||Specified as domains separated by comma (,).|
|EnableNuGetPackageRestore||Flag for if NuGet should implicitly grant consent if that's required by package on restore.||Specified flag is treated as true or 1, any other value treated as flag not set.|
|NUGET_EXE_NO_PROMPT||Prevents the exe for prompting for credentials.||Any value except null or empty string will be treated as this flag set/true.|
|FORCE_NUGET_EXE_INTERACTIVE||Global environment variable to force interactive mode.||Any value except null or empty string will be treated as this flag set/true.|
|NUGET_PACKAGES||Path to use for the global-packages folder as described on Managing the global packages and cache folders.||Specified as absolute path.|
|NUGET_FALLBACK_PACKAGES||Global fallback packages folders.||Absolute folder paths separated by semicolon (;).|
|NUGET_HTTP_CACHE_PATH||Path to use for the http-cache folder as described on Managing the global packages and cache folders.||Specified as absolute path.|
|NUGET_PERSIST_DG||Flag indicating if dg files (data collected from MSBuild) should be persisted.||Specified as true or false (default), if NUGET_PERSIST_DG_PATH not set will be stored to temporary directory (NuGetScratch folder in current environment temp directory).|
|NUGET_PERSIST_DG_PATH||Path to persist dg files.||Specified as absolute path, this option is only used when NUGET_PERSIST_DG is set to true.|
|NUGET_RESTORE_MSBUILD_ARGS||Sets additional MSBuild arguments.||Pass arguments identical to how you would pass them to msbuild.exe. An example of setting a project property Foo from the command line to value Bar would be /p:Foo=Bar|
|NUGET_RESTORE_MSBUILD_VERBOSITY||Sets the MSBuild log verbosity.||Default is quiet ("/v:q"). Possible values q[uiet], m[inimal], n[ormal], d[etailed], and diag[nostic].|
|NUGET_SHOW_STACK||Determines whether the full exception (including stack trace) should be displayed to the user.||Specified as true or false (default).|
|NUGET_XMLDOC_MODE||Determines how assemblies XML documentation file extraction should be handled.||Supported modes are skip (do not extract XML documentation files), compress (store XML doc files as a zip archive) or none (default, treat XML doc files as regular files).|
|NUGET_CERT_REVOCATION_MODE||Determines how the revocation status check of the certificate used to sign a package, is performed when a signed package is installed or restored. When not set, defaults to
||Possible values online (default), offline. Related to NU3028|