We provide pre-built binaries on the GitHub Releases page.
A Homebrew tap is available:
brew tap helix-editor/helix brew install helix
A flake containing the package is available in the project root. The flake can also be used to spin up a reproducible development shell for working on Helix.
Binary packages are available on AUR:
git clone --recurse-submodules --shallow-submodules -j8 https://github.com/helix-editor/helix cd helix cargo install --path helix-term
This will install the
hx binary to
Now copy the
runtime/ directory somewhere. Helix will by default look for the
runtime inside the same folder as the executable, but that can be overriden via
HELIX_RUNTIME environment variable.
If you want to embed the
runtime/ directory into the Helix binary you can build
cargo install --path helix-term --features "embed_runtime"