mix archive.build (Mix v1.12.1) View Source
Builds an archive according to the specification of the Erlang archive format.
Archives are meant to contain small projects, usually installed
locally. Archives may be installed into a Mix environment by
mix archive.install. Once installed, the archive is
available to all Mix projects. For this reason, the functionality
behind archives is limited. For instance, archives do not include
dependencies, as those would conflict with any dependency in a
Mix project after the archive is installed. In general, we recommend
the usage of archives to be limited for extensions of Mix, such
as custom SCMs, package managers, and the like. For general scripts to be
distributed to developers, please see
The archive will be created in the current directory (which is
expected to be the project root), unless an argument
provided with the file name.
By default, this command archives the current project but the
option can be used to archive any directory. For example,
mix archive.build with no options translates to:
mix archive.build -i _build/ENV/lib/APP -o APP-VERSION.ez
-o- specifies output file name. If there is a
mix.exs, defaults to "APP-VERSION.ez".
-i- specifies the input directory to archive. If there is a
mix.exs, defaults to the current application build.
--no-compile- skips compilation. Only applies when
--include-dot-files- adds dot files from priv directory to the archive.