makensis(1) A program to create Windows installers.


makensis [script.nsi] [-CMDHELP item] [-HDRINFO] [-LICENSE] [-VERSION] [-Vx] [-Ofile] [-PAUSE] [-NOCONFIG] [-NOCD] [-Ddefine=value] [-Xscriptcmd]


This manual page documents briefly the makensis command.

This manual page was written for the Debian (TM) distribution because the original program does not have a manual page. Instead, it has documentation in the HTML format; see below.

makensis is a program that creates installer programs for Windows.


Parameters are processed by order (-Ddef ins.nsi != ins.nsi -Ddef) for script file name, you can use - to read from the standard input. For a complete description, see the HTML files.


Verbosity where x is 4=all, 3=no script, 2=no info, 1=no warnings, 0=none.


Specifies a text file to log compiler output (default is stdout).


Pauses after execution.


Disables inclusion of /etc/nsisconf.nsh.


Disable changing the current directory to that of the .nsi file.


Defines the symbol "define" for the script to [value].


Executes scriptcmd in the script (i.e. "-XOutFile poop.exe")


Prints out help for 'item', or lists all commands.


Prints information about what options makensis was compiled with.


Prints the makensis software license.


Prints the makensis version and exits.



System wide configuration file.


Per-user configuration file.


This manual page was written by Paul Wise <[email protected]> for the Debian (TM) system.


Paul Wise

Created man page


Copyright © 2005 Paul Wise