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After you have compiled a HEX file, you can load it onto your AVR using Atmel Studio as described in Section 3.3 or by using a separate command-line utility named AVRDUDE. This utility is free and included in the WinAVR package.
First you need to locate the HEX file. If you compiled it using Atmel Studio, it should have the extension “.hex” and be in your Atmel Studio project folder, in a subfolder named Debug or Release. Open a Command Prompt and navigate to that folder. Then to program your AVR, you would type something similar to this:
avrdude -p m328p -P COM6 -c avrispv2 -U flash:w:test.hex
Please see the AVRDUDE documentation for more detailed information.
Note for Orangutan SVP and X2 users: AVRDUDE has incorrect chip erase delay settings for the ATmega324P, ATmega644P, ATmega1284P. This means that when you try to program, the erase operation will take longer than AVRDUDE expects and AVRDUDE will interpret this as an error. The workaround is to find the AVRDUDE configuration file,