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Installing

Defang doesn't require installing anything in your cloud, but you will need to install the open source Defang command line interface (CLI) to interact with your Defang resources and account.

We offer a few different ways to install the Defang CLI. You can use Homebrew, a bash script, or download the binary directly.

Using Homebrew

You can easily install the Defang CLI using Homebrew. Just run the following command in your terminal:

brew install DefangLabs/defang/defang

Using a Bash Script

You can install the Defang CLI using a bash script. Just run the following command in your terminal:

. <(curl -Ls https://s.defang.io/install.sh)

The script will try to download the appropriate binary for your operating system and architecture, add it to ~/.local/bin, and add ~/.local/bin to your PATH if it's not already there, with your permission. If you do not provide permission it will print an appropriate instruction for you to follow to add it manually. You can also customize the installation directory by setting the INSTALL_DIR environment variable before running the script.

Direct Download

You can find the latest version of the Defang CLI on the releases page. Just download the appropriate binary for your operating system and architecture, and put it somewhere in your PATH.