Luke's Auto-Rice Bootstrapping Scripts

(Not actually Luke)

The LARBS are a series of shell scripts that will automatically install a fully-featured i3-gaps Desktop Environment, providing a perfect composite of both functionality and customizability.

Github link.

Want to know what LARBS installs and configures? Check out What's Inside of LARBS?

If you have questions, email me.


LARBS can be installed on any derivative of Arch Linux that uses the Arch repositories (including Manjaro, Antergos and Parabola, etc.). I recommend you to install it on a fresh installation to avoid conflict with other desktop environments, although you can run it on an already existing install. Note: LARBS will install config files in the home directory of the user you give it. It will not wipe your Documents or anything, but it will overwrite your ~/.bashrc, etc. If you have config files you want to hold on to, either back them up or you can select to install LARBS to another user.

To install, simply log in as the root user and run the following in the terminal:

curl -LO

This will begin a prompt and the installation after some setup. Installation time will vary depending on your internet connection. Don't be worried if it takes even a little more than an hour: it's setting everything up.

Learning the system is fun and easy!

You can figure out about the system in a lot of different ways:


You can also ask me questions via email at

I'll be posting updates about LARBS either on my RSS feed or on Twitter.