Tutorial: Install and Initialize IPFS

These Lessons are tested with go-ipfs version 0.5.0. Please update this file on github to reflect any other versions that have been tested.


  • You should have some familiarity with the commandline

Learning Objectives

These Lessons will teach you how to

  • Install IPFS

  • Initialize an IPFS repository

  • Locate where IPFS stores the contents of your local IPFS repository

Key Concepts

  • IPFS Repositories


Next Steps

Once you know how to add files to IPFS and retrieve them, you will be ready to share those files on the P2P network following the Tutorial: Going Online - Joining the Distributed Web

If you're wondering how to update those files after you've shared them, see the Tutorial: Publishing Changes on the Permanent Web

If you want to see how to access those files from the conventional HTTP web, go to the Tutorial: Interacting with the Classical (HTTP) Web

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