Using pip (or …)

Category:Stable version
Precondition:pip (or setuptools) is installed

Execute the following command to install behave with pip:

pip install behave

To update an already installed behave version, use:

pip install -U behave

As an alternative, you can also use easy_install to install behave:

easy_install behave         # CASE: New installation.
easy_install -U behave      # CASE: Upgrade existing installation.


See also pip related information for installing Python packages.

Using a Source Distribution

After unpacking the behave source distribution, enter the newly created directory “behave-<version>” and run:

python install

Using the Github Repository

Category:Bleading edge
Precondition:pip is installed

Run the following command to install the newest version from the Github repository:

pip install git+

To install a tagged version from the Github repository, use:

pip install git+<tag>

where <tag> is the placeholder for an existing tag.