Although I mainly use PowerShell for my scripting needs, I sometimes really enjoy the lack of “chattiness” in Az CLI and that is why I like to keep it updated at all times. Let’s see how we can achieve that automatically as well as manually.
Note: the ways of an upgrade as shown in this blog were introduced in Az CLI version 2.11 and will only work with that version or later. To check your version of the
If you don’t have the
azure-cli installed or is an old version, you can check your installation options here in the Microsoft Docs | Install the Azure CLI.
Az CLI manual upgrade
Apart from the various package managers, the CLI provides an in-tool command to perform an upgrade to the latest version by issuing the below command:
#Azure CLI az upgrade
is supported on Windows, macOS, and some Linux distros and it only brings you to the latest version of the CLI. This will also upgrade all installed extensions. If you want to disable that default behavior, read on.
Az CLI automatic upgrade
By default the auto-upgrade feature is disabled. You can check your setting like this:
#Azure CLI az config get
This is what I get when I run the command:
To enable the feature you can run:
#Azure CLI az config set auto-upgrade.enable=yes
If you run again the previous command you will now get the added section of configuration for the automatic upgrades:
You can turn back to the default behavior by issuing the set command but this time equals to “no:
#Azure CLI az config set auto-upgrade.enable=no
Also, if you wish to disable prompts when a new update is available you can add the following configuration setting:
#Azure CLI az config set auto-upgrade.prompt=no
This results to this final configuration:
Installed extensions and upgrades
If you want to change the default behavior of the upgrade process, and upgrade the extensions manually you can set the following configuration entry:
#Azure CLI az config set auto-upgrade.all=no
Till next time,