This section describes how to install and configure Nix for first-time use.
The current recommended option on Linux and MacOS is multi-user.
This installation offers better sharing, improved isolation, and more security over a single user installation.
This option requires either:
- Linux running systemd, with SELinux disabled
$ bash <(curl -L https://nixos.org/nix/install) --daemon
Single-user is not supported on Mac.
This installation has less requirements than the multi-user install, however it cannot offer equivalent sharing, isolation, or security.
This option is suitable for systems without systemd.
$ bash <(curl -L https://nixos.org/nix/install) --no-daemon
The Nix community maintains installers for several distributions.
They can be found in the