Installing and using SkoolKit


SkoolKit requires Python 3.8+. If you’re running Linux or one of the BSDs, you probably already have Python installed. If you’re running Windows, you can get Python here.


There are various ways to install the latest stable release of SkoolKit:

  • from the zip archive or tarball available at

  • from the zip archive or tarball available at GitHub

  • from PyPI by using pip

If you choose the zip archive or tarball, note that SkoolKit can be used wherever it is unpacked: it does not need to be installed in any particular location.

Linux/*BSD v. Windows command line

Throughout this documentation, commands that must be entered in a terminal window (‘Command Prompt’ in Windows) are shown on a line beginning with a dollar sign ($), like this:

$ some arguments

On Windows, and on Linux/*BSD if SkoolKit has been installed as a Python package (using ‘pip’), the commands may be entered exactly as they are shown. On Linux/*BSD, use a dot-slash prefix (e.g. ./ if the script is being run from the current working directory.