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Deno works on macOS, Linux, and Windows. Deno is a single binary executable. It has no external dependencies. On macOS, both M1 (arm64) and Intel (x64) executables are provided. On Linux and Windows, only x64 is supported.

Download and install

deno_install provides convenience scripts to download and install the binary.

Using Shell:

curl -fsSL | sh

Using Homebrew:

brew install deno

Using MacPorts:

sudo port install deno

Using Nix:

nix-shell -p deno

Using asdf:

asdf plugin-add deno

# To install globally
asdf global deno latest

# To install locally (current project only)
asdf local deno latest

You can also build and install from source using Cargo:

cargo install deno --locked

Deno binaries can also be installed manually, by downloading a zip file at These packages contain just a single executable file. You will have to set the executable bit on macOS and Linux.


For more information and instructions on the official Docker images:

Testing your installation

To test your installation, run deno --version. If this prints the Deno version to the console the installation was successful.

Use deno help to see help text documenting Deno's flags and usage. Get a detailed guide on the CLI here.


To update a previously installed version of Deno, you can run:

deno upgrade

Or using Winget (Windows):

winget upgrade deno

This will fetch the latest release from, unzip it, and replace your current executable with it.

You can also use this utility to install a specific version of Deno:

deno upgrade --version 1.0.1

Building from source

Information about how to build from source can be found in the Contributing chapter.