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Install pvr

Our main development tool is called pvr. It lets you interact with your Pantavisor-enabled device remotely through Pantahub. This CLI will be what you use to clone your device as well as post different demos to it for easy testing and seamless onboarding, among other operations. You can download it from the following locations:

Get pvr stable

You can use docker to get the last stable version:

Once downloaded, unpack the tarball and continue with next section.

Install the pvr binary


To install the Linux version you need to place the extracted binary in your $PATH and make sure it is made executable with chmod +x:

mkdir -p ~/bin
cp bin/<host-architecture>/pvr ~/bin/pvr
export PATH=$PATH:<absolute-path-bin-pvr>


To install the Windows version all you need is to place it in a directory to which your user has access and can run executables from. C:\Users\YOURUSER is usually a good location.

Test pvr

Once you have it installed just calling the pvr command from your shell should show you the help menu, where you can get familiarized with the different features that it provides.

You can also take a look at the maintain your system how-to guide for a view on how you can interact with your devices using pvr.

Get last pvr version

If you prefer to use the last pvr version instead of using the stable one, you can do the following:

pvr global-config DistributionTag=develop
pvr self-upgrade

The stored binary will automatically upgrade to the last version.