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Simplified version manager for the Dart SDK

7 releases (3 stable)

new 1.0.2 Feb 16, 2024
1.0.1 Jul 12, 2023
1.0.0 Jun 27, 2023
0.1.3 Jun 26, 2023

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DSM - Dart SDK Manager


Simplified version manager for the Dart SDK. Inspired by fnm and nvm.

demo svg


To quickly install dsm, you can use one of the following scripts

bash (linux/macos/windows)

$ curl -fsSL https://dsm-vm.vercel.app/install.sh | bash

The bash script works on windows too if you have git bash, since it comes with the associated utilities like uname, curl and others. The script accepts options like the -F or --filename flag to override what file to use (see the release section to see the available ones). Run the --help flag to see available ones. For example

$ curl -fsSL https://dsm-vm.vercel.app/install.sh | bash -s -- --install-dir "path/to/file" -F "x86_64-unknown-linux-musl" --skip-shell

powershell (windows)

$ irm https://dsm-vm.vercel.app/install.ps1 | iex

You can specify the version by declaring a $v variable beforehand and change the installation dir by a env variable named DSM_INSTALL


$ cargo install dsm


Clone the repo first. Then build it. You need the rust toolchain installed in your local environment. Get it from here. You also need git.

$ git clone https://github.com/Yakiyo/dsm

$ cd dsm

$ cargo build --release

Pre-built binaries

Pre-built binaries for some platforms are available in github releases section. You can download the file, rename it and add it to your system PATH.

After installation, setup your shell as mentioned in setup.


The dsm env <SHELL> command is used for setting up shell. Currently powershell, bash. zsh, cmd and fish are supported.


Add the following to your .bashrc or .zshrc file.

eval $(dsm env bash)
# or for zsh
eval $(dsm env zsh)


Create ~/.config/fish/conf.d/dsm.fish and add the following.

dsm env fish | source


Add the following to your powershell profile

dsm env powershell | Out-String | Invoke-Expression

You can view the path to your profile with the $PROFILE variable.

Command Prompt

Create a startup script and add the following.

FOR /f "tokens=*" %i IN ('dsm env cmd') DO CALL %i


For installing a specific version

$ dsm install 3.0.3

You can use latest to install the latest stable sdk version. Latest versions of dev/beta channels are also supported via latest/channel or latest-channel format.

$ dsm install latest-dev # or dsm install latest/dev

$ dsm install latest # same as latest-stable or latest/stable

Then use the use command to activate it

$ dsm use 3.0.3

For creating aliases, use the alias and unalias commands

$ dsm alias 3.0.3 pinned

$ dsm unalias pinned

View all installed versions

$ dsm ls # or dsm list

For a list of all commands, do dsm --help.


Contributions are always welcome. You can start with any of the open issues to work on. For adding a new feature, please open an issue before working on it in order to discuss it. Feature commits are prefered so please open individual prs for individual features instead of doing several feature additions/changes in a single pull request. For any changes, add a changeset via pnpm changeset if its applicable.

Make sure your code passes the CI and please merge and resolve conflicts from upstream before finalizing the pr.

If you cannot code yourself but would like to request a feature, please open an issue and I'll see what can be done.


A huge amount of code and inspiration has been taken from Schniz's fnm. The project structure, some of the hacks and codes are based from it.


dsm © Yakiyo. Authored and maintained by Yakiyo.

Released under MIT License

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