Webi is how developers install their tools.

Updating webi

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Since webi is just a small helper script, it always updates on each use.


These are the files / directories that are created and/or modified with this install:

# Mac, Linux
# Windows

Cheat Sheet

webi is what you would have created if you automated how you install your common tools yourself: Simple, direct downloads from official sources, unpacked into ~/.local, added to PATH, symlinked for easy version switching, with minimal niceties like resuming downloads and 'stable' tags.

  • Easy to remember.
  • No magic, no nonesense, no bulk.
  • What you would have done for yourself.

You can install exactly what you need, from memory, via URL:

curl https://webi.sh/node@lts | sh

Or via webi, the tiny curl | sh shortcut command that comes with each install:

webi node@lts golang@stable flutter@beta rustlang

webi PATHs

You can see exactly what PATHs have been edited with pathman:

webi pathman
pathman list

And where:

cat ~/.config/envman/PATH.env

How to uninstall Webi

These are the files that are installed when you use webinstall.dev:

# Mac, Linux

# Windows

You can safely remove all of them. If you use webinstall.dev again in the future they will be reinstalled.

Additionally, these files may be modified to update your PATH:


It's probably best to leave them alone.

How to uninstall Webi-installed programs

Except where noted otherwise (such as wsl) Webi installs everything into ~/.local/bin and ~/.local/opt.

Some programs also use ~/.local/share or ~/.config - such as postgres and fish - and some use program-specific directories - such as Go, which uses ~/go/bin.

If you want to remove any of them, simply deleting them should do well enough - just check the Cheat Sheet for any special notes.

Here are some examples:

# Remove jq
rm -rf ~/.local/bin/jq
rm -rf ~/.local/jq-*/

# Remove node.js
rm -rf ~/.local/opt/node/
rm -rf ~/.local/opt/node-*/


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