Installing Azion CLI manually

To install the CLI manually, follow these steps:

  1. Create a folder on your computer’s file system where you want to run the CLI commands; for example: my-cli.

  2. Download the desired architecture binary; the azioncli binary file is downloaded into the Downloads folder of the computer’s file system.

Operating SystemArchitectureAzion CLI URL
FreeBSD® 7x86_64
Linux® 8x86_32

Alternatively, you can download it via command line. In the example below, the link refers to the Linux/x86_64 architecture. To use another architecture, change the URL to the desired operating system or architecture with the command below:

curl -O

  1. Copy the azion file, downloaded in the previous step, to the folder created in step 1.

  2. Open the terminal and change the working directory to the folder you created in step 1 by running the cd <path> command with the path of the my-cli folder on your computer.

  3. Confirm the existence of the azion binary file in the project folder with the ls command.

    Terminal response:


  4. Grant permission to run the azion binary on your computer with the following command:

    chmod +x azion

If the terminal doesn’t display any messages, it means that the command was executed without errors.

Note: if your computer uses the macOS operating system, it’ll present a window with an error message preventing the execution of the CLI. See the procedure to allow the CLI to run on the macOS operating system, presented later.

  1. Run the command:

Note: the command below allows you to run azion from any folder on your computer’s file system. You can then delete the azion files in your project directory and the Downloads folder by running the rm azion command in the respective directories.

sudo cp azion /usr/local/bin

This command is optional. In case you didn’t want to run the sudo cp azion /usr/local/bin command, remember to have a copy of the azion binary in your project folder and run it with the characters ./ in front, as in ./azion <command>. Otherwise, an error message will be displayed stating that the azion command wasn’t found.

The sudo command asks for the password of the user with computer administrator powers. Enter your password and press the ENTER or RETURN key. Characters aren’t displayed while typing.

  1. Test the CLI installation with the following command; a help screen will appear on the monitor.

    azioncli --help

If a window with an alert message appears on the screen informing you that the developer can’t be identified, click on the Cancel button. The terminal responds with the following message:

zsh: killed azioncli --help

Then, follow the steps in the Running the CLI on macOS Operating System topic. After releasing the execution, rerun the command azioncli --help or azioncli --version to verify that Azion CLI is working normally.

If you use the azioncli --version command, the response should be similar to the one shown below, or a higher version:

azioncli version 0.46.0

Note: the CLI release process presented above is for the macOS operating system. If you use another operating system, follow the procedures provided in the system’s documentation.

From now on you can run CLI commands. To help you, it has an interactive and integrated help system in order to facilitate its use.