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Arcanist on Windows
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Here's a quick how to install Arcanist in Windows. There are other ways of installing Arcanist, but this one allow to use Git Bash which provides a lot of cool GNU/Linux tools under windows in a nice terminal. If you want to install it on GNU/Linux or MacOSX, take a look here: Arcanist.

NOTE: You can use the Linux documentation if you're using the Windows 10 Substem for Linux

Install Git Bash

Install PHP

  • Download PHP (5.6 thread-safe preferred): http://windows.php.net/download/
  • Unzip to C:\PHP
  • Copy php.ini-development to php.ini in that same directory.
  • Open php.ini
    • Locate the line ;extension=php_curl.dll. Remove the ; to activate this extension.
    • Locate the line ; extension_dir = "ext" and change it to extension_dir = "C:\PHP\ext"
  • Install Visual C++ from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30679
  • Open Git Bash, setup your PATH: echo 'export PATH=$PATH:/c/PHP/' >> .bashrc
  • Close Git Bash and reopen it, test that php works: php --version

Install Arcanist

  • Open Git Bash and run
cd 
git clone https://github.com/phacility/libphutil.git
git clone https://github.com/phacility/arcanist.git
echo "PATH=\$PATH:$HOME/arcanist/bin" >> .bashrc
  • Close and reopen Git Bash and test that arcanist runs: arc help
  • To configure Arcanist, take a look at the general guide: Configure arc
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