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Install `fastn` on Mac/Linux

For MacOS/Linux machine, there are three ways to install `fastn`. 1. [`fastn` through `pre-built binary`](macos/#fastn-through-pre-built-binary) (Recommended) 2. [`fastn` from `source`](macos/#fastn-from-source)
Our Recommendation
We recommend you to install `fastn` through `pre-built binary`. This is the preferred method as it only requires downloading the binary and installing it on your local system.
`fastn` is written using `rust` language, if you are familiar with it and want to use `fastn` for your project or for experimentation, you can do it by building the `source`. Based on your choice of installation, you can select one of the following options:

`fastn` through `pre-built binary`

For MacOS, we have an installer script. You just need to follow the video or follow the steps given below.

First Step: Copy the Installer Script

Copy the following command:
Installer Script
source <(curl -fsSL https://fastn.com/install.sh)

Second Step: Open the Terminal

You can find Terminal on the Dock or you can search for Terminal using Spotlight Search. Shortcut to open Spotlight Search, press cmd + spacebar buttons, on your keyboard.

Third Step: Run the Installer Script

Paste the command and hit enter. When prompted, enter your System Password that you use to open your machine and enter.
Once the script runs 100%, installation of `fastn` is complete. To verify, open terminal and execute the command, `fastn`.
If you see the Help text of the fastn command, it confirms that FASTN is successfully installed.
New to the concept of `terminal` and want to read about it? Checkout the [Terminal documentation](https://fastn.com/open-terminal/).

`fastn` from `source`

`fastn` is open source project. You can clone the `fastn` github repository:
git clone git@github.com:fastn-stack/fastn.git
`fastn` is implemented using Rust, using 2021 edition, so minimum supported Rust version (MSRV) is 1.65.0.
cd fastn
cargo test
cargo build

Linux Dependencies

When building from source you will have to install SSL and SQLite dev packages:
sudo apt-get install libsqlite3-dev libssl-dev
Once you have installed the `fastn` you can start using FTD. Happy building.