Toolbx is a tool for Linux, which allows the use of interactive command line environments for development and troubleshooting the host operating system, without having to install software on the host. It is built on top of Podman and other standard container technologies from OCI.

Toolbx environments have seamless access to the user’s home directory, the Wayland and X11 sockets, networking (including Avahi), removable devices (like USB sticks), systemd journal, SSH agent, D-Bus, ulimits, /dev and the udev database, etc..

Learn more about Toolbx in the documentation.

Installation & Use


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Get Involved

Toolbx is Free Software and is developed in the open. Code can be found on GitHub.

See our contribution guide for further details.