With the default sync server

This will sign you up for the default sync server, hosted by me. Everything is end-to-end encrypted, so your secrets are safe!

Read more below for offline-only usage, or for hosting your own server.

bash <(curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ellie/atuin/main/install.sh)

atuin register -u <USERNAME> -e <EMAIL> -p <PASSWORD>
atuin import auto
atuin sync

Opt-in to activity graph

Alongside the hosted Atuin server, there is also a service which generates activity graphs for your shell history! These are inspired by the GitHub graph.

For example, here is mine:

If you wish to get your own, after signing up for the sync server, run this

curl https://api.atuin.sh/enable -d $(cat ~/.local/share/atuin/session)

The response includes the URL to your graph. Feel free to share and/or embed this URL, the token is not a secret, and simply prevents user enumeration.

Offline only (no sync)

bash <(curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ellie/atuin/main/install.sh)
atuin import auto


The install script will help you through the setup, ensuring your shell is properly configured. It will also use one of the below methods, preferring the system package manager where possible (pacman, homebrew, etc etc).

# do not run this as root, root will be asked for if required
bash <(curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ellie/atuin/main/install.sh)


It’s best to use rustup to get setup with a Rust toolchain, then you can run:

cargo install atuin

And then follow the shell setup


brew install atuin

And then follow the shell setup


Atuin is also available in MacPorts

sudo port install atuin

And then follow the shell setup


Atuin is available in the Arch Linux community repository:

pacman -S atuin

And then follow the shell setup

From source

git clone https://github.com/ellie/atuin.git
cd atuin
cargo install --path .

And then follow the shell setup

Shell plugin

Once the binary is installed, the shell plugin requires installing. If you use the install script, this should all be done for you!


echo 'eval "$(atuin init zsh)"' >> ~/.zshrc

Or using a plugin manager:

zinit load ellie/atuin


We need to setup some hooks, so first install bash-preexec:

curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/rcaloras/bash-preexec/master/bash-preexec.sh -o ~/.bash-preexec.sh
echo '[[ -f ~/.bash-preexec.sh ]] && source ~/.bash-preexec.sh' >> ~/.bashrc

Then setup Atuin

echo 'eval "$(atuin init bash)"' >> ~/.bashrc



atuin init fish | source

to your is-interactive block in your ~/.config/fish/config.fish file