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 with
Releases are available in the
A helix-git package is also available on the AUR, which builds the master branch.
You can install the COPR package for Helix via
sudo dnf copr enable varlad/helix sudo dnf install helix
sudo xbps-install helix
git clone 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 overridden
HELIX_RUNTIME environment variable.
To make sure everything is set up as expected you should finally run the helix healthcheck via
For more information on the information displayed in the healthcheck results refer to Healthcheck.
Tree-sitter grammars must be fetched and compiled if not pre-packaged.
Fetch grammars with
hx --grammar fetch (requires
git) and compile them
hx --grammar build (requires a C++ compiler).