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Install proto

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The following guide can be used to install proto into your environment.


  • Git >= 2.22


The entirety of proto is packaged and shipped as a single binary. It works on most operating systems, and does not require any external dependencies. For convenience, we provide the following scripts to download and install proto.

Linux, macOS, WSL

In a terminal that supports Bash, run:

curl -fsSL | bash


In an administrator Powershell or Windows Terminal, run:

irm | iex

You'll also need to run the following command for shims to be executable:

Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned

# Without admin privileges
Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope CurrentUser RemoteSigned

Windows support is currently experimental. Please report any issues!


proto can also be downloaded and installed manually, by downloading an asset from Be sure to rename the file after downloading, and apply the executable bit (chmod +x) on macOS and Linux.


To upgrade proto, run the proto upgrade command, or re-run the install scripts above.


To uninstall proto, delete the ~/.proto directory, and remove any PROTO_HOME references from your shell profile.