Leiningen - the build automation tool for Clojure

Leiningen will help you create, build and deploy your Clojure projects.

Install Leiningen

Install the Leiningen tool using the specific instructions for your Operating System

Download the lein script to your local bin directory. Then make the lein script executable and run lein to download the full version.

mkdir ~/bin
curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/technomancy/leiningen/stable/bin/lein > ~/bin/lein
chmod u+x ~/bin/lein
lein

If the command lein is not found, run source ~/.bashrc to ensure your bin directory is on the path.

If you have Homebrew installed, run the following command in a terminal window.

brew install leiningen

Windows Chocolatey

If you have Chocolatey installed, add the Leiningen package by running the following command in a terminal window.

choco install lein

GitBash allows you to use the Linux lein script, which may have less issues when installing.

Create a directory called C:\Users\your-user-name\AppData\Local\Programs\Leiningen

Download the lein file and save it to the above directory

Open Environment variables for your account and add the directory to your path

Open a command window and run the command: lein

The full version of Leiningen will be downloaded and Leiningen is ready to use.

Create a directory called C:\Users\your-user-name\AppData\Local\Programs\Leiningen

Download the lein.bat file and save it to the above directory

Open Environment variables for your account and add the directory to your path

Open a command window and run the command: lein.bat

The full version of Leiningen will be downloaded and Leiningen is ready to use.

Check Leiningen is working

Open a terminal and use the following command

lein

If a list of Leiningen commands is shown then it is working correctly.

Leiningen help

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