Command Line Tool

roche can be used either as a command line tool or a Rust crate. We will look at prebuilt releases first and then the different options for building from source.

Install From Binaries

Precompiled binaries will be provided on a best-effort basis. Visit the releases page to download the appropriate version for your platform.

Install From Source

roche can also be installed from source


roche is written in Rust and therefore needs to be compiled with Cargo. If you haven't already installed Rust, please go ahead and install it now.

If you are new to rust we strongly recommend taking the rustup option at the top of that link.

Install version

Installing roche is relatively easy if you already have Rust and Cargo installed. You just have to type this snippet in your terminal:

cargo install roche

This will fetch the source code for the latest release from and compile it. If you didn't choose the rustup option you may have to add Cargo's bin directory to your PATH.

Run roche help in your terminal to verify if it works. Congratulations, you have installed roche!

Install Git version

The git version contains all the latest bug-fixes and features, that will be released in the next version on, if you can't wait until the next release. You can build the git version yourself. Open your terminal and navigate to the directory of you choice. We need to clone the git repository and then build it with Cargo.

git clone --depth=1
cd roche
cargo build --release

The executable roche will be in the ./target/release folder, this should be added to the path.