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!> Note! Xmake is not recommended to install under root!

via curl

curl -fsSL | bash

If you want to install a specific version and branch, you can append the version number and branch parameters later

curl -fsSL | bash -s dev
curl -fsSL | bash -s v2.7.7

via wget

wget -O - | bash

via powershell

Invoke-Expression (Invoke-Webrequest '' -UseBasicParsing).Content

If you want to install a specific version and branch, you can append the version number and branch parameters later

Invoke-Expression (Invoke-Webrequest '' -UseBasicParsing).Content dev
Invoke-Expression (Invoke-Webrequest '' -UseBasicParsing).Content v2.7.7

!> If the ps script execution prompt fails, you can try to execute in administrator mode.


via installer

  1. Download the Xmake windows installer from Releases
  2. Run xmake-[version].[win32|win64].exe

!> Releases/xmake-[version].[win32|win64].zip has not installer, we need unzip it and add PATH environment variables by ourself.

In addition, the installation package with xmake-tinyc-xxx.exe, which integrates the tinyc compiler environment, and comes with libc and winapi header files. By installing this package, you can compile c programs normally without msvc.
This is very useful for users who want to write some c tests or algorithm codes temporarily, but don't want to install msvc, but the installation package will be slightly larger than 2-3M.

via scoop

scoop install xmake

via winget

winget install xmake



pacman -Sy mingw-w64-x86_64-xmake


pacman -Sy mingw-w64-i686-xmake


brew install xmake


sudo pacman -Sy xmake


via apt

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xmake-io/xmake
sudo apt update
sudo apt install xmake

Also, Xmake has recently been added to the official Debian repositories:


For Fedora 39 and above, you can install directly from the official repositories using the following command:

sudo dnf install xmake

We can also install from the Copr repository:

sudo dnf copr enable waruqi/xmake
sudo dnf install xmake


  1. Refer to here to add GURU to your system repository
  2. Install dev-util/xmake
sudo emerge -a --autounmask dev-util/xmake

Other Linux

Download xmake install package from Releases

sudo chmod 777 ./


We need source compilation and installation and use gmake instead of make.

Termux (Android)

pkg install xmake

Source compilation and installation


!> Note! Xmake is not recommended to install under root!

git clone --recursive
cd ./xmake
# On macOS, you may need to run: export SDKROOT=$(xcrun --sdk macosx --show-sdk-path)
./scripts/ __local__ __install_only__
source ~/.xmake/profile

If you think the source of github is too slow, you can pull it through the mirror source of gitee or gitlab:

git clone --recursive
git clone --recursive

!> Since the current Xmake source maintains dependencies via git submodule, it is necessary to add the --recursive parameter to pull all submodules at the same time. Please do not download the tar.gz source directly, because github does not automatically package submodules. Code.

If you forget to add --recursive when git clone, you can also execute git submodule update --init to pull all submodules, for example:

git clone
cd ./xmake
git submodule update --init
./scripts/ __local__ __install_only__

!> ./ __local__ is installed to ~/.local/xmake, and then loaded by source ~/.xmake/profile, so after the installation, the current terminal fails to execute Xmake, If the prompt is not found, manually execute source ~/.xmake/profile, and the next time you open the terminal, you don't need it.

Source compilation in Windows platform

git clone --recursive
cd ./xmake/core

Only update the lua script

This developer needs to debug the Xmake source locally:

./scripts/ __local__ __install_only__

Root installation

Xmake is not recommended for root installation, because this is very insecure. If the user has to download the root, if the prompt Xmake fails to run, please pass the --root parameter as prompted or set XMAKE_ROOT=y. The environment variable is forcibly enabled, provided that the user needs to pay attention to the risk of incorrect operating system file files under root.

Dependency issues

  1. If you encounter problems with readline, please install readline-devel or libreadline-dev dependencies. This is optional. It is only needed when the xmake lua command executes REPL.
  2. If you want to speed up compilation, you can install ccache, Xmake will automatically detect and use, which is also optional.

Other installation methods

!> This is also the source code compilation and installation, but the installation path will be written directly to /usr/, which requires root privileges, so unless special circumstances, this installation method is not recommended, it is recommended to use the ./get. Sh __local__ way to install, the installation path of the two installation methods is different, do not mix.

Compile and install via make:

sudo make install

Install to other specified directories:

sudo make install PREFIX=/usr/local

Update Upgrade

Starting with v2.2.3, the xmake update command has been added to quickly update and upgrade itself. The default is to upgrade to the latest version. Of course, you can also specify to upgrade or roll back to a version:

xmake update 2.7.1

We can also specify an update to the master/dev branch version:

xmake update master
xmake update dev

Update from the specified git source

xmake update github:xmake-io/xmake#master
xmake update gitee:tboox/xmake#dev # gitee mirror

If just update the xaake lua script changes, you can add -s/--scriptonly to quickly update the lua script.

xmake update -s dev

Finally, if we want to uninstall Xmake, we're sorry to see you go! Still, it is supported: xmake update --uninstall.