This page summarizes how Metawork installation works.

Metawork’s install script does the following:

  1. Downloads the Metawork binary to ~/.metawork and updates the shell PATH to locate it.
  2. Downloads Metawork's supercharged language runtime and makes them available through standard naming conventions.
  3. Starts the Metawork service in the background to process recordings and serve a local webapp on http://localhost:9160.

The Metawork language runtimes do not install and run automatically. These need to be installed and running for Metawork to record your code's execution. Visit Quick install to install a language runtime and get started.