Installation on OS X¶
Install a proper Python version (see issue #39 for a discussion regarding the required Python version on OS X):
sudo port select python python27-apple
Homebrew may be used here:
brew install python
powerline.shas a client
coreutilsneed to be installed.
coreutilsmay be installed using
brew install coreutils.
Install Powerline using one of the following commands:
pip install --user powerline-status
will get current release version and
pip install --user git+git://github.com/powerline/powerline
will get latest development version.
brew installto install Python one must not supply
Due to the naming conflict with an unrelated project powerline is named
Powerline developers should be aware that
pip install --editabledoes not currently fully work. Installation performed this way are missing
powerlineexecutable that needs to be symlinked. It will be located in
Any terminal vim version with Python 3.2+ or Python 2.6+ support should work, but MacVim users need to install it using the following command:
brew install macvim --env-std --with-override-system-vim
To install patched font double-click the font file in Finder, then click Install this font in the preview window.
After installing the patched font MacVim or terminal emulator (whatever application powerline should work with) need to be configured to use the patched font. The correct font usually ends with for Powerline.