Install the Cli

The Tugboat Command Line Tool is available for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. In all three cases, it is a stand-alone binary.

  1. Download the CLI from
  2. Copy it to a location that the operating system can find in its execution path.

Operating Systems


There is currently no installer included with the Windows version of the Tugboat Command Line Tool. You’ll either need to execute it from the directory where you downloaded it, or copy it to a directory in the system PATH variable.

For the latter, create a new folder at C:\Program Files\Tugboat, and copy the downloaded tugboat.exe to that folder. Then, add C:\Program Files\Tugboat to your system PATH variable. A good article describing how to modify the PATH variable for each version of Windows can be found at


Extract the downloaded tugboat.tar.gz file to /usr/local/bin

tar -zxf tugboat.tar.gz -C /usr/local/bin/


Extract the downloaded tugboat.tar.gz file to /usr/local/bin

sudo tar -zxf tugboat.tar.gz -C /usr/local/bin/