It would be nice if nuget.exe could be set to automatically download files listed in the <files> section of the nuspec file if the files were hosted at remote locations (http/https/ftp). This would only be for package creation purposes, but it would
make maintaining certain packages easier.
but it would be nice if this was built into nuget.exe.
This funcationality woudl work as follows:
- Package nuspec file would contain uri based files.
<file url="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.9.1.min.js" target="Content/Scripts" />
<file url="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.9.1.js" target="Content/Scripts" />
- Package creator would run "nuget pack"
- Nuget.exe would download the files from the source url and add them to the package. This would behave exactly like any file stored on the file system would be added to a package.