Unrecognized arguments: --base-path when trying to start Appium

When trying to run the following command:

appium --address --port 4723--base-path --base-path /my/path/prefix

I always get the error Unrecognized arguments: --base-path no matter what I change the argument to. --base-path is listed as one of the arguments in here http://appium.io/docs/en/writing-running-appium/server-args/ so I’m not sure why it’s doing this.

  • Appium version: tried 1.8.1 and 1.5.3
  • Using Appium CLI
  • On Windows 10
  • used npm to install appium
  • node version 12.16.2

I think this argument is only supported since server version 1.16 or 1.17