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
Helix also needs it's runtime files so make sure to copy/symlink the
runtime/ directory into the
config directory (for example
~/.config/helix/runtime on Linux/macOS). This location can be overriden
HELIX_RUNTIME environment variable.