Installing Packages



This page describes the old version of the sdk, see for description of current method of loading packages

During the alpha release of the Cloud9 SDK, installing packages happens via the command line.

Find packages

You can find a list of all published packages via the list command:

c9 list

This will present a list of all the names and description of the plugins that are currently installed.

Search through the list using grep:

c9 list | grep example

Install packages

When you have found the package you'd like to install. Log into your workspace on and type:

c9 install c9.ide.example

Where c9.ide.example is the name of the plugin you wish to install.

If you wish to install a (public) package to develop on, use the --debug flag to get the source from the git repo that holds the latest source of the package.

c9 install --debug c9.ide.example

This will check out the source of the package. Note that this package will only show up when starting Cloud9 in debug mode.

Remove packages

Remove a package with this command:

c9 remove c9.ide.example

Be careful, as this command will remove all the files from disk, even those that you have edited.

In addition you can find installed packages in the Preference panel (via Cloud9/Preferences) in the package manager tab and uninstall packages via that UI.


The beta version of the SDK will include a graphical interface for searching, selecting and installing packages.