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-387.0.0-linux-x86_64.tar.gz 103.1 MB b7abead2bf692ce38275095de70ed7860d875ab7d4b85263ba0e7b8580fab9ef
    Linux 32-bit


    google-cloud-cli-387.0.0-linux-x86.tar.gz 101.0 MB d32a67961bfb110c5c9033e89c3d4204a35889922e119f7302b318bd3c16a053
    macOS 64-bit


    google-cloud-cli-387.0.0-darwin-x86_64.tar.gz 103.4 MB 2b2e6cc2e99d1e25dc6a69a99ab7178f94dcdfda6dc6ac7006e250b67bd3ce4b
    macOS 64-bit


    google-cloud-cli-387.0.0-darwin-arm.tar.gz 102.0 MB 8400048b4ab257f5ec2df22b6f4978d261e41ce6901516f28604289c69d8d121
    macOS 32-bit


    google-cloud-cli-387.0.0-darwin-x86.tar.gz 106.8 MB 227f1ff2f68a2184a3ce5c988d327ccab6e38b7fed5294736f30cee9ef75e922
    Windows 64-bit

    (x86_64) 120.6 MB c43c4a66212dcd4f1aaf03c214cac3fdbd063e4f79db2a321f5d0e3f47467bf6
    Windows 64-bit

    (x86_64) with Python bundled 158.9 MB 6d5d0b37e1f7bdcd0a65e96cc51fcf830f0734d23fb03438782648b6725f6f63
    Windows 32-bit

    (x86) 119.4 MB 70f9961895d5d4faab9130664eae07fae345053a970bc1ff1a7022cadae94e13
    Windows 32-bit

    (x86) with Python bundled 154.7 MB 97307b2b78fbe55e0e80b52f9e17f2be976aad4bad9f162d343570d5a84e02ea
  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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