The QMK CLI makes building and working with QMK keyboards easier. We have provided a number of commands to simplify and streamline tasks such as obtaining and compiling the QMK firmware, creating keymaps, and more.
QMK requires Python 3.6 or greater. We try to keep the number of requirements small but you will also need to install the packages listed in
requirements.txt. These are installed automatically when you install the QMK CLI.
If you have installed Homebrew you can tap and install QMK:
brew install qmk/qmk/qmkexport QMK_HOME='~/qmk_firmware' # Optional, set the location for `qmk_firmware`qmk setup # This will clone `qmk/qmk_firmware` and optionally set up your build environment
If your system is not listed above you can install QMK manually. First ensure that you have Python 3.6 (or later) installed and have installed pip. Then install QMK with this command:
python3 -m pip install qmkexport QMK_HOME='~/qmk_firmware' # Optional, set the location for `qmk_firmware`qmk setup # This will clone `qmk/qmk_firmware` and optionally set up your build environment
We are looking for people to create and maintain a
qmk package for more operating systems. If you would like to create a package for your OS please follow these guidelines:
Follow best practices for your OS when they conflict with these guidelines
Document why in a comment when you do deviate
Install using a virtualenv
Instruct the user to set the environment variable
QMK_HOME to have the firmware source checked out somewhere other than