Sep 222014


JavaScript has npm, Ruby has Gems, Python has pip and now Shell has bpkg! With bpkg you can easily install and manage Bash packages. It takes care of installing/uninstalling, execution permissions and everything so you can simply do the following:

# Installs `term` on `/usr/local/bin` (
$ bpkg install term -g
$ term

Besides installing shell scripts globally you can use them on a per-project basis.

# Installs `term` under the `deps/` directory
$ bpkg install term
$ ./deps/term/


You can install bpkg from 3 methods:

1. Install Script

Our custom install script will take care of everything for you.
Just paste the following on your shell:

$ curl -sLo- | bash

If you want to see what’s inside it, access it directly or check it out on the repository.

2. clibs

clibs is a great package manager for the C language. If you have it, installing bpkg is as simple as:

$ clib install bpkg/bpkg

3. Source Code

If you prefer to handle source code, clone bpkg’s repository and install it on the following way:

$ git clone
$ cd bpkg
$ make install

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