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Manual installation

Using Biome’s standalone CLI binary can be a great choice if you aren’t already using Node.js or npm (or any other package manager). Or in other words, Biome shouldn’t be the only reason for you to have a package.json.

You have to pick the correct binary for your platform for Biome work. The following table should help you do so.

CPU ArchitectureWindowsmacOSLinuxLinux (musl)
arm64win32-arm64darwin-arm64 (M1 or newer)linux-arm64linux-arm64-musl

Biome is available as a Homebrew formula for macOS and Linux users.

Terminal window
brew install biome

To install Biome, grab the executable for your platform from the latest CLI release on GitHub and give it execution permission.

Terminal window
# macOS arm (M1 or newer)
curl -L<version>/biome-darwin-arm64 -o biome
chmod +x biome
# Linux (x86_64)
curl -L<version>/biome-linux-x64 -o biome
chmod +x biome
# Windows (x86_64, Powershell)
Invoke-WebRequest -Uri "<version>/biome-win32-x64.exe" -OutFile "biome.exe"

Now you can use Biome by simply running ./biome.

Follow our Getting Started guide.