How to Update Now CLI

A guide to updating Now CLI using Now Desktop or a package manager.

When there is a new release of the Now CLI available, you will see a message appear in your terminal output when running Now, letting you know that there is a newer version.

This guide will take you through your options for updating Now CLI and how to stay up-to-date.

Option 1: Now Desktop

If you have Now Desktop installed, you need not do anything more than to let Now Desktop update Now CLI for you.

Now Desktop comes packaged with Now CLI and updates it automatically.

To have automatic updates to Now CLI using Now Desktop, ensure that automatic updates are enabled from Now Desktop's settings menu:

As long as the update option is enabled, you will automatically receive the latest update for the Now CLI, as they are released.

If you don't have Now Desktop installed yet and would prefer to have automatic updates for Now CLI, you can install it here.

Option 2: Updating Now CLI Manually

To update to the latest version of Now CLI yourself, you can use a package manager, such as Yarn or npm.

We do, however, recommend that you install Now Desktop for automatic updates to Now CLI.

Note: If you do not have Now CLI installed yet, see our Installation guide.

With Yarn

Use one of the following commands to update Now CLI using the Yarn package manager.

For the latest stable update, run the following command from your terminal:

yarn global add now

To get the latest beta channel canary update, run the following command instead:

yarn global add now@canary

Updating with npm

Use one of the following commands to update Now CLI using npm

For the latest stable update, run the following command from your terminal:

npm install -g now

To get the latest beta channel canary update, instead run the following:

npm install -g now@canary

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on March 20th 2019