direnv

Setup

For direnv to work properly it needs to be hooked into the shell. Each shell has its own extension mechanism.

Once the hook is configured, restart your shell for direnv to be activated.

BASH

Add the following line at the end of the ~/.bashrc file:

eval "$(direnv hook bash)"

Make sure it appears even after rvm, git-prompt and other shell extensions that manipulate the prompt.

ZSH

Add the following line at the end of the ~/.zshrc file:

eval "$(direnv hook zsh)"

FISH

Add the following line at the end of the ~/.config/fish/config.fish file:

>direnv hook fish | source

TCSH

Add the following line at the end of the ~/.cshrc file:

eval `direnv hook tcsh`

Elvish (0.12+)

Run:

$> direnv hook elvish > ~/.elvish/lib/direnv.elv

and add the following line to your ~/.elvish/rc.elv file:

use direnv