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Nitro is a speedy local development environment that’s tuned for Craft CMS, powered by Docker.

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Building from Source

If you’d like to build Nitro directly from source to test a PR or unreleased feature, you’ll need

in order to build a CLI binary for your OS.

If you’re on macOS running Homebrew and the Apple developer tools that come with Xcode, it should be quick and straightforward:

  1. Run
    brew install golang
  2. Check out this repository and
    cd /path/to/your/checkout
  3. Run
    make local

Nitro’s dependencies will be downloaded automatically, and the built binary will be moved to


Make sure that’s exactly what you see when you run

which nitro
$ which nitro

If you installed Nitro with Homebrew, you might need to run

brew unlink nitro
so that the system uses the freshly-built binary instead. (To go back to using the Homebrew Nitro binary, use
brew link --overwrite nitro

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