We offer an easy-to-use install script to install RepoBee on your machine, as outlined in this section.


RepoBee requires Python 3.8+ and a somewhat up-to-date version of Git (2.0+ to be on the safe side). Officially supported operating systems are Ubuntu 18.04+ and macOS, but RepoBee runs fine on most Linux distributions, and also on WSL on Windows 10. Please report any issues with operating systems and/or Git versions on the issue tracker.

Installing RepoBee

RepoBee’s install script will guide you through the installation process. It will check that you have all necessary software and provide you with links to relevant resources if you do not. To run the script, you need either bash or zsh, but it’s possible to run RepoBee from virtually any shell.

Below you’ll see the command to execute to get and execute the install script. Note that it requires curl to be installed.

# for bash
$ bash <(curl -s

# for zsh
$ zsh <(curl -s

Tab completion

RepoBee supports tab completion (aka auto completion, shell completion, etc) for bash and zsh, but it must be enabled separately after installing RepoBee by executing a script found in the install directory. The procedure differs slightly between the two shells.


This guide assumes you’ve installed RepoBee at $HOME/.repobee. If you don’t make an active choice saying otherwise, that’s where RepoBee is installed. The install script also explicitly tells you where it’s installing RepoBee. If you’ve chosen to install RepoBee in any other directory, then you need to make the proper path substitutions in the below instructions.


For bash, simply add the following line to your $HOME/.bashrc file.

source "$HOME/.repobee/completion/"


For zsh, you must make sure to enable bash completion, and then source the completion script. The entire thing looks like so.

autoload -Uz compinit
autoload -Uz bashcompinit
source "$HOME/.repobee/completion/"


You should not have multiple occurences of compinit and bashcompinit in your .zshrc, they should be loaded and executed only once. If you already have them in there, just make sure to source the RepoBee bash completion script after compinit and bashcompinit have been called.


If you’d rather not install RepoBee for some reason, or want to use it for automation scripts, we also offer a Docker image. For this, all you need to do is install Docker, and then follow the instructions in Using RepoBee with Docker.