Cloud SDK provides an installer for each supported platform. It can be deployed either interactively or non-interactively.
The installer lets you download, install and set up the latest version of
Cloud SDK quickly in an interactive mode. When you run the installer, it
downloads Cloud SDK components and installs them on the local system. It also
performs additional setup tasks like adding Cloud SDK components to your
and enabling command completion in your shell.
Enter the following at a command prompt:
curl https://sdk.cloud.google.com | bash
- When prompted, choose a location on your file system (usually your Home directory) to create the google-cloud-sdk subdirectory under.
- If you'd like to add Cloud SDK command-line tools to your
PATHand enable command completion, answer
Restart your shell:
exec -l $SHELL
gcloud initto initialize the
Download the Cloud SDK installer.
Alternatively, open a PowerShell terminal and run the following PowerShell commands.
(New-Object Net.WebClient).DownloadFile("https://dl.google.com/dl/cloudsdk/channels/rapid/GoogleCloudSDKInstaller.exe", "$env:Temp\GoogleCloudSDKInstaller.exe") & $env:Temp\GoogleCloudSDKInstaller.exe
Launch the installer and follow the prompts. The installer is signed by Google LLC.
If you'd like to enable screen reader mode, select the Turn on screen reader mode option for a more streamlined screen reader experience. To read more about the Cloud SDK screen reader experience, refer to the Accessibility features guide.
Cloud SDK requires Python; supported versions are Python 3 (preferred, 3.5 to 3.8) and Python 2 (2.7.9 or higher).
The installer will install all necessary dependencies, including the needed Python version. While Cloud SDK currently uses Python 3 by default, you can use an existing Python installation if necessary by unchecking the option to Install Bundled Python.
After installation has completed, the installer presents several options:
Make sure that the following are selected:
- Start Google Cloud SDK Shell
The installer starts a terminal window and runs the
- The default installation does not include the App Engine extensions required to deploy an
gcloudcommands. These components can be installed using the Cloud SDK component manager.
- If the Cloud SDK fails to run after installing version 274.0.0, please refer to this tracking bug for the latest workarounds.
- If your installation is unsuccessful
due to the
findcommand not being recognized, ensure your
PATHenvironment variable is set to include the folder containing
find. Usually, this is
- If you have just uninstalled Cloud SDK, you will need to reboot your system before installing Cloud SDK again.
You can also install the latest version from a downloaded
Download google-cloud-sdk.zip and extract its contents. (Right click on the downloaded file and select Extract All.)
google-cloud-sdk\install.batscript and follow the installation prompts.
When the installation finishes, restart the command prompt (
C:\> gcloud init
Non-interactive (silent) deployment
You can automate Cloud SDK installation using the installer non-interactively.
For Linux and MacOS:
Save the install script locally instead of piping it to bash.
Enter the following at a command prompt:
curl https://sdk.cloud.google.com > install.sh
Run the script, passing arguments described below, for example
bash install.sh --disable-prompts
--disable-prompts- disable prompts.
--install-dir=DIRECTORY- set the installation root directory to DIRECTORY. The Cloud SDK will be installed in DIRECTORY/google-cloud-sdk. The default is $HOME.
/S- install silently. No installer pages are displayed. Use flags to change install settings.
/D- set the default installation directory. It must be the last parameter used in the command line and must not contain any quotes, even if the path contains spaces. Only absolute paths are supported, for example
/allusers- install for all users
/singleuser- install for current user (default)
/screenreader- turn on screen reader mode (default is to turn it off)
/reporting- enable usage reporting (default is to turn off usage reporting)
/noreporting- disable usage reporting (default is to turn off usage reporting)
/nostartmenu- don't create start menu shortcut (default is to create shortcut)
/nodesktop- don't create desktop shortcut (default is to create shortcut)
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