Install Murex

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Supported Platforms

Linux, BSD and macOS are fully supported, with other platforms considered experimental and/or having known limitations.

Windows is a supported platform however Murex doesn’t aim to replace coreutils. So, depending on your required use case, you may need additional 3rd party software to provide those utilities.

There is a more detailed breakdown of known compatibility issues in the docs/supported platforms document.

Installing From A Package Manager

This is the recommended way to install Murex because you can then stay updated with future releases.

Packaging status


From AUR:

wget -O PKGBUILD ''
makepkg --syncdeps --install 

FreeBSD Ports

pkg install murex


brew install murex


port install murex

Pre-Compiled Binaries (HTTPS download)

Version Build Murex Downloads

If you wish to download a pre-compiled binary then head to the DOWNLOAD page to select your platform.

Compiling From Source

Test Clean Install

Murex is designed to be as easy to compile as possible. However if you do not have any prior experience with compiling software from source then the recommended approach for installing Murex is either via a package manager (if your platform is already supported) or downloading one of our pre-compiled binaries.


You will need go (Golang) compiler, and git installed.

Go 1.20 or higher is required.

These should be easy to install on most operating systems however Windows is a lot more tricky with regards to gcc. Please check with your operating systems package manager first but see further reading below if you get stuck.

Further Reading:


Installation from source is as simple as the following one liner:

GOBIN="$(pwd)" go install -v

However you can change the GOBIN value to point to any writable location you wish.

External Dependencies (Optional)

Some of Murex’s extended features will have additional external dependencies.

This is obviously just a subjective matter and everyone will have their own personal preference. However if I was asked what my preference was then that would be Hasklig. It’s a clean typeface based off Source Code Pro but with a few added ligatures - albeit subtle ones designed to make Haskell more readable. Those ligatures also suite Murex pretty well. So the overall experience is a clean and readable terminal.

See Also

This document was generated from gen/root/INSTALL_doc.yaml.

This site's content is rebuilt automatically from murex's source code after each merge to the master branch. Downloadable murex binaries are also built with the website.

Last built on Wed May 29 22:34:12 UTC 2024 against commit 59427ac59427acc045d10935b148c16c2c3860e1470e756.

Current version is 6.0.1000 which has been verified against tests cases.