Leiningen

for automating Clojure projects without setting your hair on fire

(defproject leiningen.org "1.0.0"
  :description "Generate static HTML for http://leiningen.org"
  :dependencies [[enlive "1.0.1"]
                 [cheshire "4.0.0"]
                 [org.markdownj/markdownj "0.3.0-1.0.2b4"]]
  :main leiningen.web)

  1. Download the lein script (or on Windows lein.bat)
  2. Place it on your $PATH where your shell can find it (eg. ~/bin)
  3. Set it to be executable (chmod a+x ~/bin/lein)
  4. Run it (lein) and it will download the self-install package

You can check your package manager as well, but be sure you get version 2.x. There's also an installer for Windows users.


The tutorial is the best place to start. If you have Leiningen installed, you can read the tutorial by running lein help tutorial. It does not cover learning the language itself; good Clojure documentation can be found elsewhere.

Running lein help faq will get you the FAQ. Documentation for each individual task is available via lein help $TASK. You can also see the sample project.clj file containing a reference of most project settings by running lein help sample.

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Leiningen is the most widely-contributed-to Clojure project. We welcome potential contributors and do our best to try to make it easy to help out.

Discussion occurs primarily in the #leiningen channel on Freenode, but there is also a mailing list. To join the mailing list, email leiningen@librelist.org. The same address is used for posting once you've joined. Issues should be reported on the GitHub issue tracker. Simpler issues appropriate for first-time contributors looking to help out are tagged "newbie".

Periodically we survey the community. The 2014 survey results have been posted, and past editions are available as well.

Contributors who have had a single patch accepted may request commit rights and a free sticker on the mailing list or in IRC.