Windows with Docker Desktop

If you are a Docker Desktop user, we recommend running Airship CLI with Docker.

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Windows with WSL

If you are running Windows Subsystem Linux, you can install Airship CLI in your WSL environment.

WSL Installation Instructions

Note: The Linux install instructions will not work with Git Bash.

Quick Install on WSL

Easily install the command line tools by entering this into your WSL terminal:

/bin/sh -c "$(curl -fsS https://install.airshipcms.io)"
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Once installation is complete, you should see this message:

airship cli installed on wsl

WSL Manual Install

If you prefer to manually install the Airship CLI tools in WSL, you can read and follow the instructions at https://install.airshipcms.io.


Windows Choco Package

You can install the Airship CLI tools using the Chocolatey package manager.

If you don't have Chocolatey installed yet, follow the installation instructions here.

Once you have choco installed, you can install the latest version of Airship CLI tools.

Run the following command in your command prompt or powershell:

choco install airship
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If installation fails, then run the command again with administrative privileges.

Run as Administrator

Once installed, you can run all airship commands from an unelevated command prompt.

When installation is complete, you should see this message:

airship cli installed with choco on windows

After airship is installed, you will need to set one Environment variable, HOME to %UserProfile%

  1. Click in the Search bar.
  2. Start typing "edit the system environment variables".
  3. When the window pops up, click on the [Environment Variables] button.

Edit the system environment variables

Set HOME to %UserProfile%


Windows Manual Install

1. Download https://install.airshipcms.io/2.5.0/airship.exe.

Download airship.exedownload

2. Download https://install.airshipcms.io/Win64/2.5.0/airship-server.exe.

Download airship-server.exedownload

3. Create a new folder C:\AirshipLauncher.

Create a new folder.

4. Move airship.exe and airship-server.exe into the C:\AirshipLauncher\ folder.

Move airship.exe and airship-server.exe.

5. Open up Environment Variable System Settings.

  • Click in the Search bar.
  • Start typing "edit the system environment variables".
  • When the window pops up, click on the Environment Variables button.
Move airship.exe and airship-server.exe.

6. Edit the Airship Launcher Environment Variable.

  • Click the line that starts with Path to highlight it, then click the Edit... button.
  • Click the New button.
  • Type: C:\AirshipLauncher\
  • Click OK.
  • Close all the Settings windows.
Edit the Airship Launcher Environment Variable

7. Open a CLI (either CMD.exe or PowerShell.exe) to test.

8. In the CLI, run airship version and airship help.


Getting Support

If you are running into any other issues, you can reach out to support@airshipcms.io


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