To get started with Habitat, you only need to download the
hab command-line interface tool for your specific operating system.
To start using Habitat on Mac OS X, download the following binary. Then unzip
/usr/local/bin and run
chmod a+x hab to make it executable.
If you intend to build Habitat packages on your Mac, you will also need to install Docker for Mac.
Habitat for Mac requires a 64-bit processor running Mac OS X version 10.9+.
To start using Habitat on Linux, download the following binary.
Habitat for Linux requires a 64-bit processor with a kernel greater than 2.6.32.
To start using Habitat on Windows, download the following binary. Then unzip
C:\habitat and add
C:\habitat to your
If you intend to build Habitat packages on your Windows PC, you will also need to install Docker for Windows. Habitat for Windows requires 64bit Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise and Education (1511 November update, Build 10586 or later) and Microsoft Hyper-V.
Note: Currently Habitat can only build and manage linux based packages. Support for Windows based applications is coming.
Help build Habitat
Habitat is an open-source project. To learn more about contributing to the project visit the Help Build Habitat page.
Browse the source code
You can also browse the Habitat repo on GitHub at https://github.com/habitat-sh/habitat; however, you do not need to clone the source code in order to use Habitat.