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Install Renec Tool Suite

There are multiple ways to install the Renec tools on your computer depending on your preferred workflow:

Use Renec's Install Tool#

MacOS & Linux#

  • Open your favorite Terminal application

  • Install the latest Renec release machine by running:

sh -c "$(curl -sSfL"
  • The following output indicates a successful update:
downloading v1.9.29 installer
Configuration: /home/renec/.config/renec/install/config.yml
Active release directory: /home/renec/.local/share/renec/install/active_release
* Release version: v1.9.29
* Release URL:
Update successful
  • Depending on your system, the end of the installer messaging may prompt you to
Please update your PATH environment variable to include the renec programs:
  • If you get the above message, copy and paste the recommended command below it to update PATH
  • Confirm you have the desired version of renec installed by running:
renec --version
  • After a successful install, renec-install update may be used to easily update the Renec software to a newer version at any time.

Download Prebuilt Binaries#


Download the binaries by navigating to, download renec-release-x86_64-unknown-linux-msvc.tar.bz2, then extract the archive:

tar jxf renec-release-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu.tar.bz2
cd renec-release/
export PATH=$PWD/bin:$PATH


Download the binaries by navigating to, download renec-release-x86_64-apple-darwin.tar.bz2, then extract the archive:

tar jxf renec-release-x86_64-apple-darwin.tar.bz2
cd renec-release/
export PATH=$PWD/bin:$PATH

Build From Source#

If you are unable to use the prebuilt binaries or prefer to build it yourself from source, navigate to, and download the Source Code archive. Extract the code and build the binaries with:

./scripts/ .
export PATH=$PWD/bin:$PATH

You can then run the following command to obtain the same result as with prebuilt binaries:

renec-install init