Installing the Tidelift CLI

The Tidelift command line interface (Tidelift CLI) provides an alternate way to initiate scans of a project and check the alignment of a project with your organization's catalog of approved open-source packages.

Install instructions

Note: A Tidelift account is needed to use Tidelift CLI.

1. Install the CLI tool into your user's binary directory ( we suggest a ~/bin on Mac & Linux) using the curl command below for your OS.

  • Linux: curl -o ~/bin/tidelift
  • MacOS: curl -o ~/bin/tidelift
  • Windows: curl -o tidelift.exe -o tidelift.exe 
 2. Provide permissions to run the CLI tool (eg. on Mac & Linux:   chmod +x ~/bin/tidelift
If  ~/bin is in your path, you will be able to use Tidelift CLI by running   tidelift. Otherwise, run   ~/bin/tidelift.

Checking the Version

To check to see what version of the Tidelift CLI you are running, please run tidelift version. You can always see what the most recent version is by downloading from

Updating and removing

To update to the latest version of the CLI tool, you can run the command   tidelift selfupdate

To uninstall Tidelift CLI, remove the downloaded binary from your computer (e.g. on Linux and MacOS, rm ~/bin/tidelift).   

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