Installing from versioned archives

The gcloud CLI provides downloadable, versioned archives for each release. Each versioned archive contains a self-contained installation of the gcloud CLI in a directory named google-cloud-sdk that can be copied to any location on your file system.

Best uses for installing from versioned archives

Versioned archives are designed for non-interactive installation of specific versions of the gcloud CLI and are useful when:

  • You require a specific version of the gcloud CLI. For example:

    • You're scripting with the gcloud CLI or another gcloud CLI component and want to make sure that your scripts don't break as the result of a gcloud CLI update.
    • You're using the gcloud CLI as part of a CI (continuous integration) process or production system where you want to control your dependencies in order to ensure compatibility between parts of the system.
    • You're performing automated deployments of the gcloud CLI to many machines that must be in sync.
    • You're behind a proxy or firewall that requires additional configuration to be able to access the internet.
  • You don't want to perform an interactive installation.

Installation instructions

To install the latest release of the gcloud CLI from a versioned archive:

  1. Check which version (64-bit or 32-bit) your OS is running on.

    • Linux / macOS: Run getconf LONG_BIT from your command line
    • Windows: Control Panel > System > System Type

    Additionally, for macOS, to check your machine hardware name (x86_64, arm64, or x86), run uname -m.

  2. Download the appropriate archive compatible with your version:

    Platform Package Size SHA256 Checksum
    Linux 64-bit


    google-cloud-cli-391.0.0-linux-x86_64.tar.gz 104.2 MB 31a0535a7434350d7e07d3291cf8937bba2ab2806d98507908f3ba87a5d5b2bd
    Linux 32-bit


    google-cloud-cli-391.0.0-linux-x86.tar.gz 102.1 MB b4ad97ce103ded71b1b1fab0c851bf3810614db4cda3770f69d45f015dc71ad9
    macOS 64-bit


    google-cloud-cli-391.0.0-darwin-x86_64.tar.gz 104.5 MB 1244b939f61681516d26c6b8da63312e0980fe000d31efb44cceb27c4951e8e2
    macOS 64-bit


    google-cloud-cli-391.0.0-darwin-arm.tar.gz 103.1 MB b017fa2d5a859fb4fa67899b1e8d6f18e5d042b83912cd35c12fd2e792d3d50a
    macOS 32-bit


    google-cloud-cli-391.0.0-darwin-x86.tar.gz 107.8 MB 027c11e9cf9f5a44a9a106b653d519a17508f693d4a42f62488a18df240758d8
    Windows 64-bit

    (x86_64) 121.8 MB 39e2b3261dd3ae15594e49790c1c4809b8e409ef848c652cf73f0979acadbb86
    Windows 64-bit

    (x86_64) with Python bundled 160.1 MB f6849225499d53acea60d5c89990756edbb16f5034bea4097afd408b54639ce3
    Windows 32-bit

    (x86) 120.7 MB deff85be407b9ee6dd153d917dee82f681eaeea4e9cc2d7d8fcbf0a3b4f27ef5
    Windows 32-bit

    (x86) with Python bundled 156.0 MB e8df840e63652c3e3cf77fd294631c68cf5c2d59ae5f0c499f292798da517ff8
  3. Extract the contents of the file to any location on your file system. Preferably, this is your Home folder.

  4. To add the gcloud CLI tools to your path, run the install script from the root of the folder you extracted. Running this script also generates instructions to enable command completion in your bash shell (Linux and macOS only) and enable usage reporting.

    • On Linux or macOS:


      To run the install script with screen reader mode turned on:

      ./google-cloud-sdk/ --screen-reader=true
    • On Windows:


    Run --help or install.bat --help for a list of flags you can pass to this script, including those that can run the installation non-interactively.

  5. To initialize the gcloud CLI, run gcloud init:

    • For Linux or macOS:

      ./google-cloud-sdk/bin/gcloud init
    • For Windows:

      .\google-cloud-sdk\bin\gcloud init

Previous versions

Previous versions of the gcloud CLI are available in the download archive in Cloud Storage. They are directly accessible through<archive_name>.

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