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pack packlist


codeql pack packlist <options>... -- <dir>


[Experimental] [Plumbing] Compute the set of files to be included in a QL query pack or library pack.

This command determines the set of files to be included in the pack based on the patterns specified in any .gitignore files present in the pack or in an ancestor directory.



The root directory of the package.


Select output format, either text (default) or json.

Common options

-h, --help

Show this help text.


[Advanced] Give option to the JVM running the command.

(Beware that options containing spaces will not be handled correctly.)

-v, --verbose

Incrementally increase the number of progress messages printed.

-q, --quiet

Incrementally decrease the number of progress messages printed.


[Advanced] Explicitly set the verbosity level to one of errors, warnings, progress, progress+, progress++, progress+++. Overrides -v and -q.


[Advanced] Write detailed logs to one or more files in the given directory, with generated names that include timestamps and the name of the running subcommand.

(To write a log file with a name you have full control over, instead give --log-to-stderr and redirect stderr as desired.)

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