If you run a Linux distribution (distro) and you want to install the brand new Linode CLI, here's an easy and safe way to do so via a snap package.
Back in 2017 Linode announced their new v4 API.
This new API (still in development I believe) puts the old one to shame.
It's much more "RESTful" than the old one and enables many more features that the old one simply didn't have.
The new Linode CLI, written in Python, is very useful.
Its features and how to use them are detailed via Linode Docs.
While it can be installed via
pip, if you don't already have
pip installed or want a more secure way to run the CLI, you can install it via a snap.
You can install the
linode-cli via snap for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04+, elementary OS 5, Debian 9+, Fedora 28+, and more:
sudo snap install linode-cli
As with all snaps, it will be auto-updated and sandboxed from the rest of your system meaning secure.
More information on why you should be using snaps here.