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Manual install

Pre-built binaries are available for linux, macOS and Windows on the releases page.

Installation script (macOS and Linux)

This installation script works for linux and MacOS and can be used for quickly installing or upgrading to the newest clj-kondo without a package manager. It will install to /usr/local/bin by default.

To download and execute the script:

curl -sLO
chmod +x install-clj-kondo

To install to a different directory, append the option --dir <dir> to the above command. To download to a different directory, append the option --download-dir <dir>. To install a specific version, use --version <>.

To upgrade, just run the script again.

Linux packages

Repositories for various Linux distributions can be found here. Look here for Arch and here for NixOS.


clj-kondo is available in the Arch User Repository. It can be installed using your favorite AUR helper such as yay or paru. Here is an example using yay:

yay -S clj-kondo-bin


clj-kondo is available in the Nix Packages collection. To install it globally, add it to your systemPackages. If you just want to try it, you can do it in a Nix shell:

nix-shell -p clj-kondo

Brew (MacOS and Linux)

On MacOS you can use brew. On Linux you can use Homebrew on Linux.

To install with brew:

brew install borkdude/brew/clj-kondo

To upgrade:

brew upgrade clj-kondo

Scoop (Windows)

A Windows binary version of clj-kondo.exe is available via this scoop bucket which also has several other Clojure tools for Windows:

scoop bucket add scoop-clojure
scoop install clj-kondo

To update:

scoop update clj-kondo

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