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Download and Install tako

Table of Contents

1) Downloading/Installing
    1.1) PyPI Package
    1.2) Manual Install
    1.3) Installing on Cygwin
2) Plugins
3) Setting tako as Default Shell

1) Downloading/Installing

1.1) PyPI Package

tako can be installed via pip:
$ sudo pip3 install takoshell

1.2) Manual Install

You can also, of course, install tako manually.


The current release is version 0.2.7. You can download it here: tar.gz, zip.

It is also possible to clone the development repository (or to download the source from the development version). Development is carried out on a Gitea instance. You can download a zip or a gzipped tarball of the current development snapshot from there, or you can clone the underlying git repository with:

$ git clone https://hz.mit.edu/git/tako/tako.git
If you have SSH keys registered with the Gitea instance, you can clone via SSH instead:
$ git clone git@hz.mit.edu:tako/tako.git

Once you have a downloaded a copy, you can untar it and install it by running the following commands:
$ tar xvfz takoshell-0.2.7.tar.gz
$ cd takoshell-0.2.7
$ sudo python3 setup.py install

tako has no dependencies other than Python 3.4+. Once you have tako installed, you can try it out by running:

$ tako

1.3) Installing on Cygwin

Installation on Cygwin is relatively straightforward. Simply install the python3 and python3-pip packages, and then run the following command:
$ pip3 install takoshell
tako can then be started by running tako from the terminal.

2) Plugins

tako also supports plugins. There are a small number of "official" plugins available from the plugins repository.

If you download any plugins (or write your own), you can activate them by dropping them in ~/.config/tako/plugins/.

3) Setting tako as Default Shell

On GNU/Linux systems, you can set tako as your default shell by running the following command (from Bash):

$ (echo `which tako` | sudo tee -a /etc/shells); sudo chsh -s `which tako` `whoami | awk '{print $1}'`


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The web site is available online at https://takoshell.org, or as a Tor "onion service" at http://takoezpr7wxrc7d6.onion or http://tehbemfqolualhxwkyimu3bdob5s4hkrfuwbwxzbblncjy2j2owgolqd.onion.

The source code for the web site is available on Gitea.