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I really like having global cli command installed with pipx. Since textual 0.2.x (the css release) is out I want to be able to pop into textual devtools easily from anywhere.

"rusting tape machine robot, cinematic lighting, detailed, cell shaded, 4 k, warm colours, concept art, by wlop, ilya kuvshinov, artgerm, krenz cushart, greg rutkowski, pixiv. cinematic dramatic atmosphere, sharp focus, volumetric lighting, cinematic lighting, studio quality" -s50 -W832 -H416 -C12.0 -Ak_lms -S2404332231

Pipx Install

You can pipx install textual.


pipx install textual

But if you try to run any textual cli commands you will run into a ModuleNotFoundError, because you need to install the optional dev dependencies.


Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/u_walkews/.local/bin/textual", line 5, in <module>
    from textual.cli.cli import run
  File "/home/u_walkews/.local/pipx/venvs/textual/lib/python3.10/site-packages/textual/cli/cli.py", line 4, in <module>
    import click
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'click'

Pipx Inject

In order to install optional dependencies with pipx you need to first install the library, then inject in the optional dependencies using the square bracket syntax.


pipx install textual
pipx inject textual 'textual[dev]'