Install

Install Guide #

One-line binary install #

Install the correct binary for your operating system and architecture in ./bin with a single command:

$ sh -c "$(curl -fsLS git.io/chezmoi)"

Or, if you have wget instead of curl:

$ sh -c "$(wget -qO- git.io/chezmoi)"

If you already have a dotfiles repo using chezmoi on GitHub at https://github.com/<github-username>/dotfiles then you can install chezmoi and your dotfiles with the single command:

$ sh -c "$(curl -fsLS git.io/chezmoi)" -- init --apply <github-username>

Or on systems with Powershell, you can use one of the following command:

# To install in ./bin
(iwr -UseBasicParsing https://git.io/chezmoi.ps1).Content | powershell -c -

# To install in another location
'$params = "-BinDir ~/other"', (iwr https://git.io/chezmoi.ps1).Content | powershell -c -

# For information about other options, run
'$params = "-?"', (iwr https://git.io/chezmoi.ps1).Content | powershell -c -

One-line package install #

Install chezmoi with a single command.

OS Method Command
Linux snap snap install chezmoi --classic
Linux Linuxbrew brew install chezmoi
Alpine Linux apk apk add chezmoi
Arch Linux pacman pacman -S chezmoi
Guix Linux guix guix install chezmoi
NixOS Linux nix-env nix-env -i chezmoi
Void Linux xbps xbps-install -S chezmoi
macOS Homebrew brew install chezmoi
macOS MacPorts sudo port install chezmoi
Windows Scoop scoop bucket add twpayne https://github.com/twpayne/scoop-bucket && scoop install chezmoi
Windows Chocolatey choco install chezmoi
FreeBSD ports pkg add chezmoi

Pre-built Linux packages #

Download a package for your operating system and architecture and install it with your package manager.

Distribution Architectures Package
Alpine 386, amd64, arm64, arm, ppc64, ppc64le apk
Debian amd64, arm64, armel, i386, ppc64, ppc64le deb
RedHat aarch64, armhfp, i686, ppc64, ppc64le, x86_64 rpm
OpenSUSE aarch64, armhfp, i686, ppc64, ppc64le, x86_64 rpm
Ubuntu amd64, arm64, armel, i386, ppc64, ppc64le deb

Pre-built binaries #

Download an archive for your operating system containing a pre-built binary, documentation, and shell completions.

OS Architectures Archive
FreeBSD amd64, arm, arm64, i386 tar.gz
Linux amd64, arm, arm64, i386, ppc64, ppc64le tar.gz
macOS amd64, arm64 tar.gz
OpenBSD amd64, arm, arm64, i386 tar.gz
Windows amd64, i386 zip

All pre-built Linux packages and binaries #

All pre-built binaries and packages can be found on the chezmoi GitHub releases page.

From source #

Download, build, and install chezmoi for your system:

$ go install github.com/twpayne/chezmoi@latest

Building chezmoi requires Go 1.16 or later.