Console and silent mode installation

This topic describes console and silent mode installations.

Console and silent modes

To invoke the console use this option: -i console

Use silent mode to perform an automatic installation of the software after invoking the installer. In silent mode no further user interaction is required. To invoke silent mode us this option: -i silent -f <response.filename>

The response file must specify the installation location for the software and at least one Git installation location.

Windows silent mode response file example:

#Git installation location
#-----------
CO_GIT_CHOOSER_LOC_INTERNAL=C:\\Program Files\\Git\\mingw64\\libexec\\git-core
#Destination
#-----------
SILENT_INSTALL_DIR=c:\\apps\\Dimensions CM Git

Double '\' characters are required.

Linux and macOS silent mode response file example:

#Git installation location
#-----------
CO_GIT_CHOOSER_LOC_INTERNAL=/usr/libexec/git-core
#Destination
#-----------
SILENT_INSTALL_DIR=/apps/dimensions_cm_git

The SILENT_INSTALL_DIR location is created and then used to install the Dimensions CM software, a JRE, and an uninstaller.

The CO_GIT_CHOOSER_LOC_INTERNAL location must exist and be writable by the user performing the installation.

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Advanced silent options

You can specify multiple Git installation locations in the response file by adding values to CO_GIT_CHOOSER_OC_INTERNAL.

Windows example:

CO_GIT_CHOOSER_LOC_INTERNAL=C:\\Program Files\\Git\\mingw64\\libexec\\git-core\r\nC:\\Program Files (x86)\\Git\\mingw32\\libexec\\git-core

Linux and macOS example:

CO_GIT_CHOOSER_LOC_INTERNAL=/usr/libexec/git-core\n/opt/git/libexec/git-core/

There are different path separators for Windows and non-Windows systems.

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