How to Install bencher CLI

Install CLI with Script

Linux, Mac, & Unix

For Linux, Mac, and other Unix-like systems run the following in your terminal:

Terminal window
curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSfL | sh


For Windows systems run the following in a PowerShell terminal:

Terminal window
irm | iex

🐰 If you get an error that says running scripts is disabled on this system:

  • Open Powershell with Run as Administrator
  • Run: Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned
  • Enter: Y
  • Rerun this script

GitHub Actions

Install the Bencher CLI using the GitHub Action. See how to use GitHub Actions for more details.

- uses: bencherdev/bencher@main

There is an optional version argument to specify an exact version of the Bencher CLI to use. Otherwise, it will default to using the latest CLI version. Specify an exact version if and only if using Bencher Self-Hosted. Do not specify an exact version if using Bencher Cloud as there are still occasional breaking changes.

- uses: bencherdev/bencher@main
version: 0.4.5

From Source

For all other environments, you can try to install from source. This requires you to install Rust.

Terminal window
cargo install --git --branch main --locked bencher_cli

Pre-Built Binaries

See the latest release page for a full list.


See the latest release page for a full list.

🐰 Congrats! You have installed bencher CLI! 🎉

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Published: Sat, August 12, 2023 at 4:07:00 PM UTC | Last Updated: Mon, April 1, 2024 at 7:00:00 AM UTC