The current version of broot works on linux, mac and windows (win 10+).
Windows users: broot may need additional rights at first use in order to write its configuration file. Some users on Windows also report problems with the colon. Remember that a space can be used instead of a colon. You should also use a modern terminal, for example the new Microsoft one
From precompiled binaries
Binaries are made available at every release in download.
The archives there contain all precompiled versions, as well as the licenses and other files. They're the prefered distribution way.
|Linux/glibc||no clipoard support, compatible with older GLIBC||x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu|
|Linux/musl||no clipoard support||x86_64-unknown-linux-musl|
|Raspberry||no clipoard support||armv7-unknown-linux-gnueabihf|
|Windows 10+||clipoard support||x86_64-pc-windows-gnu|
You may download previous releases on GitHub releases.
When you download executable files, you'll have to ensure the shell can find them. An easy solution on linux is for example to put them in
/usr/local/bin. You may also have to set them executable using
chmod +x broot.
You'll need to have the Rust development environment installed and up to date.
Once it's installed, use cargo to install broot:
cargo install --locked broot
You'll need to have the Rust development environment installed.
Fetch the Canop/broot repository, move to the broot directory, then run
cargo install --locked --path .
If you want a custom compilation, have a look at the optional features documentation.
If there's a compilation error, it most often means either that you're missing some compilation dependency (on ubuntu/debian try
sudo apt install build-essential) or that you have an old version of the compiler, and you should update it (for example with
Third party repositories
Those packages are maintained by third parties and may be less up to date.
brew install broot
sudo port selfupdate sudo port install broot
apk add broot
note: broot package is available in Alpine 3.13 and newer
APT / Deb
Ubuntu and Debian users may use this apt repository: https://packages.azlux.fr/
pkgin install broot
Now you should install the br shell function.