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Publish a .NET application and its dependencies to a folder for deployment to a hosting system.

# To compile a .NET project in release mode:
dotnet publish --configuration Release <path/to/project_file>

# To publish the .NET Core runtime with your application for the specified runtime:
dotnet publish --self-contained true --runtime <runtime_identifier> <path/to/project_file>

# To package the application into a platform-specific single-file executable:
dotnet publish --runtime <runtime_identifier> -p:PublishSingleFile=true <path/to/project_file>

# To trim unused libraries to reduce the deployment size of an application:
dotnet publish --self-contained true --runtime <runtime_identifier> -p:PublishTrimmed=true <path/to/project_file>

# To compile a .NET project without restoring dependencies:
dotnet publish --no-restore <path/to/project_file>

# To specify the output directory:
dotnet publish --output <path/to/directory> <path/to/project_file>