Installing ElectricDB

To start using ElectricDB, the first step is to install the ElectricDB CLI. This is a command-line utility that you install and use on your own computer.


The ElectricDB CLI is a Python 3 application. You can install from the source on GitHub or from PyPI:

pip install electricdb-cli


Alternatively, you can install using Homebrew:

brew install electricdb/tap/electric-cli

Verify install

Verify the electric binary is on your PATH by running:


You should see the help output, starting with:

Usage: electric [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]...

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Next step

Connect your electric CLI with your ElectricDB Account: