While AutoSite comes with a fully-featured IDE for writing and managing your site's files, it's not the only way to use AutoSite. If you're more of a power user, you might prefer to use it only for building your site and bring your own text editor for extra functionality.
AutoSite's install comes with a variant called AutoSite Core for precisely this purpose. Core is simply Apricot in a very minimalist command-line application. It has no functions aside from building your site and very minimal user interaction is required, ideal for building from a batch file, script, or "external program" command in an IDE.
Core takes only a single optional parameter, that of the site path, either relative to the working directory or absolute. If invoked without this parameter, Core will pause for user confirmation and build in the working directory instead.
C:\AutoSite>"AutoSite Core.exe" "C:\Users\mariteaux\Desktop\AutoSite Sample Project" _______ _____ _________________ ___ |___ ___ /________ ___/__(_)_ /_____ __ /| | / / / __/ __ \____ \__ /_ __/ _ \ Core _ ___ / /_/ // /_ / /_/ /___/ /_ / / /_ / __/ 1.0 RC4 /_/ |_\__,_/ \__/ \____//____/ /_/ \__/ \___/ Apricot building C:\Users\mariteaux\Desktop\AutoSite Sample Project Started 11/24/2020 3:26:24 PM Creating pages\ folder Creating templates\ folder Creating includes\ folder Creating out\ folder Syncing includes Processing input files Finished in 0.012 seconds.