On Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, or Arch, run curl | sh to get PaSh up and running.

If on other environments or prefer manual setup, there are essentially three steps required to set PaSh up: 1. Clone repo: git clone --depth 1 2. Run (with sudo) and 3. Export PASH_TOP and, optionally, add it to your PATH

Most scripts support a --help flag that documents their options. These three steps are described in detail below, depending on the environment.

Quick Jump: Clone & Setup | Manual Setup | Docker Setup | Windows using WSL :

Clone & Setup

The following steps clone the repo, set up dependencies (e.g., compilers), and then build PaSh:

These scripts have been tested on Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, and Arch.

Manual Setup

Use the system’s package manager to install the following packages (some of which might already be installed in your system):

automake bc bsdmainutils curl gcc git libffi-dev libtool locales locales-all m4 netcat-openbsd pkg-config python python3 python3-pip python3-setuptools python3-testresources sudo wamerican-insane wget

Then clone the PaSh repository and run as follows:

As noted at the end of, make sure you set PASH_TOP pointing to the absolute path of the directory resides (you can optionally place that in your PATH).

Docker Setup

If Docker is available, PaSh can be used as part of a Docker container. Depending on the setup, PaSh running on Docker may or may not be able to exploit all available hardware resources. There are two main options for setting up PaSh on Docker:

Pull from DockerHub (Major Releases): To pull the docker image from Docker Hub, run:

We refresh this image (as well as other images) on every major release.

Build Image (Latest Commit): To build the latest Docker container, run docker build in scripts/docker:

In the last line, replace ubuntu with fedora or debian to get the corresponding base.

To run the container:

PaSh can be found in the container’s /opt/pash directory, so run cd pash; git pull to fetch the latest updates. More information in the pash-on-docker guide.

Windows using WSL

To run PaSh on windows without Docker, install WSL. A short tutorial is included in the contributing guide.