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How to Install Google Cloud CLI on Linux


Google Cloud CLI (Command Line Interface) is a powerful tool that allows users to interact with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) using command-line commands. It simplifies the management of GCP resources and makes it easier to work with various GCP services. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the installation process of Google Cloud CLI on Linux.


  • A Linux machine (Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, or any other Linux distribution)
  • An active Google Cloud Platform account (you can sign up for a free trial at

Step 1: Update your system

First, ensure your system is up-to-date by running the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2: Install prerequisites

Install the required packages for the Google Cloud CLI:

sudo apt-get install curl python3 python3-venv python3-pip

Step 3: Download the Google Cloud CLI installer

Download the installation script for Google Cloud CLI:

curl | bash

Step 4: Restart your shell

After the installation script has finished running, restart your shell to enable the gcloud command:

exec -l $SHELL

Step 5: Initialize Google Cloud CLI

Now, initialize the Google Cloud CLI by running the following command:

gcloud init

This command will prompt you to log in to your Google account, choose a default project, and set a default region and zone. Follow the instructions provided to complete the initialization process.

Step 6: Verify your installation

To ensure that the Google Cloud CLI has been installed correctly, run the following command:

gcloud version

This command will display the version number of the installed CLI, which indicates that the installation was successful.


Congratulations! You have successfully installed the Google Cloud CLI on your Linux machine. You can now use the gcloud command to manage your GCP resources and services. For more information on using Google Cloud CLI, refer to the official documentation:

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