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Leiningen - Clojure Project Automation


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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 12/16/2016.

Leiningen is for automating Clojure projects without setting your hair on fire.

It offers various project-related tasks and can:

  • create new projects
  • fetch dependencies for your project
  • run tests
  • run a fully-configured REPL
  • compile Java sources (if any)
  • run the project (if the project isn't a library)
  • generate a maven-style "pom" file for the project for interop
  • compile and package projects for deployment
  • publish libraries to repositories such as Clojars
  • run custom automation tasks written in Clojure (leiningen plug-ins)

If you come from the Java world, Leiningen could be thought of as "Maven meets Ant without the pain". For Ruby and Python folks, Leiningen combines RubyGems/Bundler/Rake and pip/Fabric in a single tool.

To install Leiningen - Clojure Project Automation, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install lein --version 2.7.1

To upgrade Leiningen - Clojure Project Automation, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade lein --version 2.7.1


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $package = 'Leiningen'
    $version = '2.7.1'
    $url = "$version/bin/lein.bat"
    $batDir = Join-Path $Env:ChocolateyInstall 'bin'
    $lein = Join-Path $batDir 'lein.bat'
    Write-Host "Downloading from $url"
    # Download from an HTTPS location
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    Get-ChocolateyWebFile -PackageName "$package" -FileFullPath "$lein" -Url "$url"
    Write-Host "Download from $url complete"
    Write-Host "Executing bootstrap script from $batDir"
    # $batDir is already in PATH
    lein self-install
    lein version
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $package = 'Leiningen'
    $version = '2.7.1'
    $installDir = Join-Path $Env:USERPROFILE '.lein'
    if (Test-Path $installDir)
      Remove-Item $installDir -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    $batDir = Join-Path $Env:ChocolateyInstall 'bin'
    $lein = Join-Path $batDir 'lein.bat'
    if (Test-Path $lein)
      Remove-Item $lein -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    Write-Host "Uninstalling $package $version complete."

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Phil Hagelberg
  • Alex Osborne
  • Dan Larkin
  • and contributors


Release Notes


  • Took over maintenance
  • Bumped version to Leiningen 2.7.1
  • removed curl dependency
  • updated nuspec according to chocolatey guidelines

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Leiningen - Clojure Project Automation 2.9.0 306 Monday, February 11, 2019 approved
Leiningen - Clojure Project Automation 2.8.3 612 Sunday, December 16, 2018 approved
Leiningen - Clojure Project Automation 2.8.1 7514 Saturday, October 28, 2017 approved
Leiningen - Clojure Project Automation 448 Wednesday, September 13, 2017 approved
Leiningen - Clojure Project Automation 2.7.1 1289 Tuesday, December 13, 2016 approved
Leiningen - Clojure Project Automation 2.2.0 3371 Thursday, June 6, 2013 approved

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