How-To: Install Dapr CLI

Install the Dapr CLI to get started with Dapr

Dapr CLI installation scripts

Begin by downloading and installing the Dapr CLI for v1.0.0-rc.2. This will be used to initialize your environment on your desired platform.


This command will install the latest linux Dapr CLI to /usr/local/bin:

wget -q https://raw.githubusercontent.com/dapr/cli/master/install/install.sh -O - | /bin/bash

This command will install the latest windows Dapr cli to %USERPROFILE%\.dapr\ and add this directory to User PATH environment variable:

powershell -Command "iwr -useb https://raw.githubusercontent.com/dapr/cli/master/install/install.ps1 | iex"

Verify by opening Explorer and entering %USERPROFILE%\.dapr\ into the address bar. You should see folders for bin, componenets and a config file.


This command will install the latest darwin Dapr CLI to /usr/local/bin:

curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/dapr/cli/master/install/install.sh | /bin/bash

Or you can install via Homebrew:

brew install dapr/tap/dapr-cli

Each release of Dapr CLI includes various OSes and architectures. These binary versions can be manually downloaded and installed.

  1. Download the desired Dapr CLI from the latest Dapr Release
  2. Unpack it (e.g. dapr_linux_amd64.tar.gz, dapr_windows_amd64.zip)
  3. Move it to your desired location.
    • For Linux/MacOS - /usr/local/bin
    • For Windows, create a directory and add this to your System PATH. For example create a directory called c:\dapr and add this directory to your path, by editing your system environment variable.

Learn more about the CLI and available commands in the CLI docs.

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