Install Cicada

There are a few ways to install cicada into your system.

1) Install via Pre-built Binaries

First download the latest right binary for your system from Release Page.

Move it to right place and add runable permisson:

# on Mac
$ mv cicada-mac-0.9.2 /usr/local/bin/cicada

# on Linux
$ mv cicada-linux-0.9.2 /usr/local/bin/cicada

$ chmod +x /usr/local/bin/cicada

# try it
$ cicada
(in-cicada) $ cinfo

Set cicada as your login shell

WARNING: Please test cicada on your system before set it as default shell.

In file /etc/shells, append the following line:


Then run

$ chsh -s /usr/local/bin/cicada

Next time you open a terminal window, cicada shell will be the default one.

2) Install via cargo crates

If you already have Rust environment, you can install cicada with cargo:

$ cargo install -f cicada

This will install cicada into ~/.cargo/bin/.

$ mv ~/.cargo/bin/cicada /usr/local/bin/
$ cicada

3) Install via Source

Note: Rust environment (Rust stable or above) is required.

$ git clone
$ cd cicada
# try cicada without installing
$ make
# install cicada into /usr/local/bin/cicada
$ make install
$ cicada