# unikname.network CLI alternate installation modes
UNS/uns.network/universal-name-system is the old name of unikname.network blockchain. UNIK is the old name of UNIKNAME nft token UNS is the old name of UNIK protocol token Urls, commands and old documentation are not renamed yet but are still valid. We're updating progressively.
# Installation from NPM / Yarn
unikname.network CLI installation requires some dependencies to be installed.
Install a stable version of Node JS 12: https://nodejs.org/en/download/ (opens new window).
unikname.network CLI doesn't work on earlier versions (6, 8 or 10).
# Compilation tools
- Python v3.x
Most of the times, theses tools are already installed. If not, you can read on the Unikname Forum (opens new window) how to install them for your operating system.
If still you need help to install theses tools, you can get support on the Unikname Forum (opens new window).
# Installation with NPM
As NPM is provided by NodeJS package, you can use it to install unikname.network CLI as global command ("sudo mode" might be required, depending on your NodeJS installation).
[sudo] npm install -g @uns/cli
Test your installation with
which should output something like that:
$ uns version @uns/cli/x.y.z linux-x64 node-vXX.yy.zz
# UPDATE with NPM
When installed via npm, please remove it before installing it again.
[sudo] npm remove -g @uns/cli
If you fail to install the CLI, you can get support on the Unikname Forum (opens new window).
Note If you want, you can also use Yarn (opens new window) instead of NPM to install the unikname.network CLI from sources.