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Version: v2.1.x LTS

Updating Zowe CLI

Updating Zowe CLI

Zowe™ CLI is updated continuously. You can update Zowe CLI to a more recent version using online registry method or the local package method.

You must update Zowe CLI using the method that you used to install Zowe CLI.

Updating to the Zowe CLI V2 Long-term Support (v2-lts) version#

If you are running Zowe CLI version v1.8.x to v1.27.x, you can update to @zowe-v2-lts (LTS version) to leverage the latest Zowe CLI and plug-ins functionality.

  1. Update Zowe CLI. Open a command line window and issue the following command:

    npm install -g @zowe/cli@zowe-v2-lts
  2. Update Zowe plug-ins. Issue the following command to install all Zowe plug-ins:

    zowe plugins install @zowe/cics-for-zowe-cli@zowe-v2-lts @zowe/db2-for-zowe-cli@zowe-v2-lts @zowe/ims-for-zowe-cli@zowe-v2-lts @zowe/mq-for-zowe-cli@zowe-v2-lts @zowe/zos-ftp-for-zowe-cli@zowe-v2-lts

    Note: To install a subset of the plug-ins, remove the syntax for the plug-ins that you do not want to update. For example:

    zowe plugins install @zowe/cics-for-zowe-cli@zowe-v2-lts @zowe/db2-for-zowe-cli@zowe-v2-lts
  3. (Optional) Migrate your Zowe CLI profiles from your current installation to your V2 installation. Issue the following command:

    zowe config convert-profiles

    Although you can run Zowe CLI V2 successfully using CLI V1 profiles, we strongly recommend using CLI V2 profiles.

    Note: Profile data is backed up in case you want to revert the profiles to your previous Zowe CLI installation.

  4. (Optional) If you no longer require the profiles for your previous Zowe CLI installation, you can delete them. Issue the following command:

    zowe config convert-profiles --delete

    Important: We do not recommend deleting the profiles from your previous Zowe CLI installation until you have tested your V2 installation and are satisfied with its performance.

You updated to the Zowe CLI V2-LTS version!

Ensure that you review the Release Notes, which describes Notable Changes in this version. We recommend issuing familiar commands and running scripts to ensure that your profiles/scripts are compatible. You might need to take corrective action to address the breaking changes.

Identify the currently installed version of Zowe CLI#

Issue the following command (case-sensitive):

zowe -V

Identify the currently installed versions of Zowe CLI plug-ins#

Issue the following command:

zowe plugins list

Update Zowe CLI from the online registry#

You can update Zowe CLI to the latest version from the online registry on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers.

Note: The following steps assume that you previously installed the CLI as described in Installing Zowe CLI from an online registry.

  1. Update Zowe CLI. Open a command line window and issue the following command:

    npm install -g @zowe/cli@zowe-v2-lts
  2. Update Zowe plug-ins. Issue the following command to install all Zowe plug-ins:

    Note: To install a subset of the plug-ins, remove the syntax for the plug-ins that you do not want to update. For example:

    zowe plugins install @zowe/cics-for-zowe-cli@zowe-v2-lts @zowe/db2-for-zowe-cli@zowe-v2-lts @zowe/zos-ftp-for-zowe-cli@zowe-v2-lts
  3. Recreate any user profiles that you created before you updated to the latest version of Zowe CLI.

Update or revert Zowe CLI to a specific version#

Optionally, you can update Zowe CLI (or revert) to a known version. The following example illustrates the syntax to update Zowe CLI to version 7.0.0:

npm install -g @zowe/cli@7.0.0

Update Zowe CLI from a local package#

To update Zowe CLI from an offline (.tgz), local package, uninstall your current package then reinstall from a new package using the Install from a Local package instructions. For more information, see Uninstalling Zowe CLI and Installing Zowe CLI from a local package.

Important! Recreate any user profiles that you created before the update.