android studio - Flutter command not found

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You need to correctly set up your Flutter path.

From macOS install - Update your path:

  1. Determine the directory where you placed the Flutter SDK. You will need this in Step 3.

  2. Open (or create) $HOME/.bash_profile. You can do that by using terminal text editor by going in terminal and typing nano ~/.bash_profile

    macOS v10.15 (Catalina) uses the Z shell by default, so edit $file HOME/.zshrc.

    If you are using a different shell, the file path and filename will be different on your machine.

  3. Add the following line and change [PATH_TO_FLUTTER_GIT_DIRECTORY] to be the path where you cloned Flutter’s Git repository is:

     export PATH=[PATH_TO_FLUTTER_GIT_DIRECTORY]/flutter/bin:$PATH 

    For example:

     export PATH=~/Documents/flutter/bin:$PATH 
  4. Press Ctrl + X and when it asks you to save the file, choose Yes

  5. Run source $HOME/.bash_profile to refresh the current window or restart the terminal

  6. Verify that the flutter/bin directory is now in your PATH by running:

     echo $PATH 

    Notice that [PATH_TO_FLUTTER_GIT_DIRECTORY] is where you installed Flutter SDK, not the location of your app

Instead of nano, you can use any text editor to edit file ~/.bash_profile.

For zsh:

  1. Open Terminal
  2. Run: nano ~/.zshrc
  3. Add: export PATH=[PATH_TO_FLUTTER_GIT_DIRECTORY]/flutter/bin:$PATH
  4. Run: source ~/.zshrc
  5. restart terminal
  6. Run: flutter doctor -v

For example : if flutter in your machine has been installed under [your_username]/Developer/flutter

export PATH=Developer/flutter/bin:$PATH 
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I tried out all the methods in previous answers, but all of them lasted only while the terminal was open. So I went ahead and directly added it to the path file permanently.

sudo nano /etc/paths 

Add this to the file:


Save the file by pressing Ctrl + X, Y and then Enter. Close the terminal and reopen it again. Tada!

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If you are using zsh, you need to follow the steps below on Mac.

  • Download the latest Flutter version from the official site.
  • Unzip it and move to the $HOME location of your Mac.
  • Add to the path via the .zshrc file.
  • Run nano ~/.zshrc into an iTerm2 terminal.
  • Export PATH=$HOME/flutter/bin:$PATH
  • Save and close the ~/.zshrc file.
  • Restart iTerm2.
  • Now you will have the Flutter executable available.
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Do the following steps:

  1. Download the Flutter SDK

    Flutter SDK Archive

  2. Extract it where do you want (for example /home/development/flutter)

  3. Set your PATH. Edit your file with the command gedit ~/.profile. You need to add this line:

    export PATH=[location_where_you_extracted_flutter]/flutter/bin:$PATH 

    I showed you above where I've extracted mine, so my export will look like this:

    export PATH=/home/myUser/development/flutter/bin:$PATH 
  4. Save the file and close it.

  5. Run source ~/.profile to load the changes

  6. If you now run flutter doctor, it should work!

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If you are on macOS

First find the location of your Flutter SDK

Flutter SDK File: Write the below command on your terminal to download the Flutter SDK

git clone 

For example: the SDK executable file name is flutter and it is in folder Downloads

Close and open your terminal again.

And enter the following commands in your terminal

cd Downloads # Go to Downloads  cd flutter   # Go to folder 'flutter'  pwd          # /Users/[USERNAME]/downloads/flutter/  whoami       # Your [USERNAME]  export PATH="/Users/[USERNAME]/downloads/flutter/bin":$PATH 

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