Install the snippets_for_espanso Gem:

To Download: Link

To Install from the Command Line:

gem install snippets_for_espanso


  • The first time running after install you'll need to run the command snippet_cli setup.
  • Running this command you'll be presented with a dialog that will write a short file that tells snippet_cli what file to add snippets to.

The defaults are as follows: Reference

  • Linux: $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/espanso (e.g. /home/user/.config/espanso)
  • macOS: $HOME/Library/Preferences/espanso (e.g. /Users/user/Library/Preferences/espanso)
  • Windows: \Roaming\AppData\espanso (e.g. C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\espanso)
  • Follow along with the brief dialog and the dialog will tell you when the configuration has been added.
  • Then you'll be all set to add snippets to your espanso config using the snippet new command.