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CLI Installation

First of all, download and install Go. Version 1.16 or higher is required.

Installation is done by using the go install1 command and rename installed binary in $GOPATH/bin:

go install -ldflags="-s -w"
mv $GOPATH/bin/cli $GOPATH/bin/cgapp

Also, macOS and GNU/Linux users available way to install via Homebrew:

# Tap a new formula:
brew tap create-go-app/cli

# Installation:
brew install create-go-app/cli/cgapp

Check, that the CLI is installed correctly by the --version (or -v) command:

cgapp --version

# Output: cgapp version 1.x.x

Alternative installations

We're using a GoReleaser2 for shipping standalone version to a major desktop platforms:

  • GNU/Linux
  • Apple macOS (including version for Apple Silicon3 CPU)
  • Microsoft Windows


By default, for amd64 (x86_64) and arm64 architectures.

If you need this, go to the repository's Release page and download zipped archive.

  1. See command's description in Go docs

  2. If you're interested in GoReleaser, please visit its repository

  3. Apple-designed processors Wiki