As mentioned in our last post, there are a number of ways to install Now CLI (the command-line interface for interacting with Now) on your device. But the easiest of them all is Now Desktop.
That's why I'm very excited to announce that — as of Now Desktop 3.8.0 — this process is getting even easier: Now CLI will be installed automatically, without further interaction. No need to click any buttons anymore.
Before this announcement, you had to download Now Desktop, open it, log in or sign up and then move through the tutorial sections to a specify one where you had to click on a button to trigger the installation of Now CLI.
Once that was done, you had to wait for a progress bar to fill up and indicate that it was successfully installed.
Today, after the release of Now Desktop 3.8.0, the only action left for new users is to download it and open the application:
Behind the curtains, the download will start automatically as soon as the application launches. Then, once you've logged in or signed up, the binary will be moved from a temporary directory to its final destination.
Just like before, the target directory will be determined using the list of directories that are already in your PATH.