# 🚀 Advanced Installation

To install starship, you need to do two things:

  1. Get the starship binary onto your computer
  2. Tell your shell to use the starship binary as its prompt by modifying its init scripts

For most users, the instructions on the main page will work great. However, for some more specialized platforms, different instructions are needed.

There are so many platforms out there that they didn't fit into the main README.md file, so here are some installation instructions for other platforms from the community. Is yours not here? Please do add it here if you figure it out!

# Nix (opens new window)

# Getting the Binary

# Imperatively

nix-env -iA nixos.starship

# Declarative, single user, via home-manager

Add pkgs.starship to your home.packages in your home.nix file, then run

home-manager switch

# Declarative, system-wide, with NixOS

Add pkgs.starship to environment.packages in your configuration.nix, then run

sudo nixos-rebuild switch

# Modifying Init Scripts

# With Nix and home-manager, using zsh:

Add the following to programs.zsh.initExtra in your home.nix file, then run

home-manager switch