push command (NuGet CLI)

Applies to: package publishing • Supported versions: all; 4.1.0+ required for nuget.org


To push packages to nuget.org you must use nuget.exe v4.1.0+, which implements the required NuGet protocols.

Pushes a package to a package source and publishes it.

NuGet's default configuration is obtained by loading %AppData%\NuGet\NuGet.Config (Windows) or ~/.nuget/NuGet/NuGet.Config (Mac/Linux), then loading any Nuget.Config or .nuget\Nuget.Config files starting from root of drive and ending in current directory (see Common NuGet configurations)


nuget push <packagePath> [options]

where <packagePath> identifies the package to push to the server.


  • -ApiKey

    The API key for the target repository. If not present, the one specified in the config file is used.

  • -ConfigFile

    The NuGet configuration file to apply. If not specified, %AppData%\NuGet\NuGet.Config (Windows), or ~/.nuget/NuGet/NuGet.Config or ~/.config/NuGet/NuGet.Config (Mac/Linux) is used.

  • -DisableBuffering

    Disables buffering when pushing to an HTTP(s) server to decrease memory usages. Caution: when this option is used, integrated Windows authentication might not work.

  • -ForceEnglishOutput

    (3.5+) Forces nuget.exe to run using an invariant, English-based culture.

  • -?|-help

    Displays help information for the command.

  • -NonInteractive

    Suppresses prompts for user input or confirmations.

  • -NoServiceEndpoint

    Does not append api/v2/packages to the source URL.

  • -NoSymbols

    (3.5+) If a symbols package exists, it will not be pushed to a symbol server.

  • -src|-Source

    Specifies the server URL. NuGet identifies a UNC or local folder source and simply copies the file there instead of pushing it using HTTP. Also, starting with NuGet 3.4.2, this is a mandatory parameter unless the NuGet.Config file specifies a DefaultPushSource value (see Configuring NuGet behavior).

  • -SkipDuplicate

    (5.1+) If a package and version already exists, skip it and continue with the next package in the push, if any. This option is ignored if the package is being pushed to a UNC or local folder source.

  • -SymbolSource

    Specifies the symbol server URL.

  • -SymbolApiKey

    (3.5+) Specifies the API key for the URL specified in -SymbolSource.

  • -Timeout

    Specifies the timeout, in seconds, for pushing to a server. The default is 300 seconds (5 minutes).

  • -Verbosity [normal|quiet|detailed]

    Specifies the amount of detail displayed in the output: normal (the default), quiet, or detailed.

Also see Environment variables


nuget push foo.nupkg

nuget push foo.symbols.nupkg

nuget push foo.nupkg -Timeout 360

nuget push *.nupkg

nuget.exe push -source \\mycompany\repo\ mypackage.1.0.0.nupkg

nuget push foo.nupkg 4003d786-cc37-4004-bfdf-c4f3e8ef9b3a -Source https://api.nuget.org/v3/index.json

nuget push foo.nupkg 4003d786-cc37-4004-bfdf-c4f3e8ef9b3a

nuget push foo.nupkg 4003d786-cc37-4004-bfdf-c4f3e8ef9b3a -src https://customsource/

:: In the example below -SkipDuplicate will skip pushing the package if package "Foo" version "5.0.2" already exists on NuGet.org
nuget push Foo.5.0.2.nupkg 4003d786-cc37-4004-bfdf-c4f3e8ef9b3a -src https://api.nuget.org/v3/index.json -SkipDuplicate