Install Galen


For Galen you need to have a Java version 1.8 or greater installed. If you don’t have Java you can install it from official website

NPM-based Installation

If you’re using NPM you can just install galen via the following command

sudo npm install -g galenframework-cli

Manual Installation

Install on OS X and Linux

Download the archive from download page and extract it anywhere. Go to folder and execute the following command

sudo ./

That’s it! Now you can check if Galen is successfully install by the following command:

galen -v

The above should print out the installed version of galen.

Update on OS X and Linux

There is no command for updating Galen. Once you have it installed with one version you can always install a new version on top of the previous. So just again download new version, extract it and run:

sudo ./


At the moment there is no installer for Windows. In order to make galen.bat script accessible in your command line you need to manually add it to your Path variable. There is a good article explaining how to configure Galen in Windows


We have moved all the discussions to Google Groups. From this moment, if you have problems with your test code or some issues with installation, please ask your questions in!forum/galen-framework.