The ipfs-update tool is a command-line utility that can be used to install, uninstall, downgrade and upgrade IPFS Kubo.
See the project repository (opens new window) if you'd prefer to build ipfs-update from source.
# Install ipfs-update
The ipfs-update tool can be downloaded using pre-built binaries from
dist.ipfs.tech (opens new window). Binaries are also available from the IPFS Update GitHub release page (opens new window).
# Install Kubo
The ipfs-update tool can be used to install Kubo. You can install the latest version, or specify a specific version.
# Latest version
To install the latest release of Kubo, use the
ipfs-update install latest
# Specific version
To install a specific Kubo
ipfs-update install <version-number>
ipfs-update install is run and a version of IPFS is already installed, that version is stashed and can be reverted to later.
# Roll-back Kubo version
revert function to roll-back to a previous version of Kubo:
revert function is useful if a newly installed version needs to be reverted to a more stable version, or you want to test or use older versions of Kubo.
# Uninstall ipfs-update
To uninstall IPFS Update, delete the binary and
ipfs-update from your