View Source mix local.hex (Mix v1.17.0-dev)

Installs Hex locally.

$ mix local.hex [version]

By default the latest compatible version of Hex will be installed, unless version is specified.

If installing a precompiled Hex does not work, you can compile and install Hex directly with this command:

$ mix archive.install github hexpm/hex branch latest

Command line options

  • --force - forces installation without a shell prompt; primarily intended for automation in build systems like make

  • --if-missing - performs installation only if Hex is not installed yet; intended to avoid repeatedly reinstalling Hex in automation when a script may be run multiple times

If both options are set, the shell prompt is skipped and Hex is not re-installed if it was already installed.


If you want to change the default mirror used for fetching Hex, set the HEX_BUILDS_URL environment variable.