cihai is designed to work out-of-the-box without configuration.


$ pip install --user cihai-cli

Developmental releases

New versions of cihai CLI are published to PyPI as alpha, beta, or release candidates. In their versions you will see notification like a1, b1, and rc1, respectively. 1.10.0b4 would mean the 4th beta release of 1.10.0 before general availability.

  • pip:

    $ pip install --user --upgrade --pre cihai-cli
  • pipx:

    $ pipx install --suffix=@next cihai-cli --pip-args '\--pre' --include-deps --force

    Then use cihai@next info .

via trunk (can break easily):

  • pip:

    $ pip install --user -e git+
  • pipx:

    $ pipx install --suffix=@master 'cihai-cli @ git+' --include-deps --force


See cihai’s configuration documentation.