Simple CLI command to get the package id of a DAR

I didn’t know about this, so maybe will help other learners as well.

The command is:

daml damlc inspect .daml/dist/create-daml-app-0.1.0.dar | head -1.

The output is like this:

package 937a1153cbdfbed187e506af8a72474553a61e038259627b428cba26d95ea437

Found in the Trigger Service section of the docs.

The following command returns a big json which also contains the package id:

daml damlc inspect-dar .daml/dist/create-daml-app-0.1.0.dar --json
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I recommend using inspect-dar over inspect which is specifically designed to output metadata like package ids, package names and so on and provides you a stable machine-readable format via the JSON format. inspect shows you the Daml-LF which is really more for debugging purposes and not guaranteed to be stable (which is why it does not show up in daml damlc --help).

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