Webi is how developers install their tools.

Updating webi

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Since webi is just a small helper script, it's always update on each use.

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://webinstall.dev/node@lts | bash

Or via webi, the tiny curl | bash 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:

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
~/.local/bin/webi
~/.local/bin/pathman
~/.local/opt/pathman-*

# Windows 10
~/.local/bin/webi.cmd
~/.local/bin/webi.ps1
~/.local/bin/pathman.exe
~/.local/opt/pathman-*

Assuming that you don't use pathman for anything else, 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:

~/.bashrc
~/.profile
~/.config/fish/config.fish
~/.config/envman/PATH.env

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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