npm install -g use-impromptu
source impromptuto your shell's configuration file (bashrc, zshrc, etc).
This installs Impromptu dependencies and clones the
my-impromptu repository into
~/.impromptu, adds a global
impromptu bin script, and sets your prompt to use Impromptu.
We recommend that you do not use
sudo to install Use Impromptu. If you absolutely must, you'll probably need to pass the
--unsafe flag, like this:
npm install -g use-impromptu --unsafe
The reason for this is that NPM tries to limit the risk of running install commands with
sudo by running the package's install scripts as a non-root user called
nobody. Use Impromptu clones a starter prompt for you by deafult, so it needs to be able to create files in your home directory. The
nobody user probably doesn't have permission to do that, so if you run the installer as a user other than your own, we need permission to act as
The exception to this is if you already have a prompt directory or just don't want Use Impromptu to create one for you. In that case we do not need permission to write files, and therefore do not need to act as