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GNU datamash - Downloads

GNU datamash is runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows, and MacOS.

Build from Source

Datamash source code is available at: https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/datamash/. Use the following commands to build datamash:

wget http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/datamash/datamash-1.3.tar.gz
tar -xzf datamash-1.3.tar.gz
cd datamash-1.3
make check
sudo make install

Prebuilt Packages for common systems

Alpine Linux

Datamash is available in Alpine's aports testing section.

To install it, ensure 'testing' is included in the /etc/apk/repositories file:

echo "@testing http://nl.alpinelinux.org/alpine/edge/testing" >> /etc/apk/repositories
apk update
Then install the package with the following command:
apk add datamash@testing


Prebuilt binaries for windows are available for download at https://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/datamash/windows-binaries/.

GNU Hurd

An older version of GNU Datamash is available as pre-build package for Debian GNU/Hurd: datamash_1.0.6-1_hurd-i386.deb.
To install, use the following commands:
wget http://files.housegordon.org/datamash/bin/datamash_1.0.6-1_hurd-i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i datamash_1.0.6-1_hurd-i386.deb

For other GNU Hurd-based systems, see building from source for instructions.

BSD systems

GNU Datamash is available as a BSD Ports package. To install, run the following commands (as root):

cd /usr/ports/textproc
wget http://files.housegordon.org/datamash/src/BSD_ports_datamash.tar.gz
tar -xzf BSD_ports_datamash.tar.gz
cd datamash
make install


Galaxy is a web-based platform for data-intensive bioinformatics research.
Various Datamash wrappers are available as a pre-packaged tool at the Galaxy Toolshed (search for datamash on the front page).