Vale offers multiple options for installation, each of which best suits a particular use case. The quickest way to get started, though, is by using either Homebrew (macOS and Linux), Chocolatey (Windows), or Docker (any):

Heads up!

If you're using Vale with a markup format other than Markdown or HTML, you'll also need to install a parser.

$ brew install vale

You can also download and manually install an executable from the releases page.

Using Vale with GitHub

Example Vale output using GitHub's annotations UI

If you want to lint the contents of a GitHub repository, the recommended approach is to use Vale's official GitHub Action.

Using Vale with a continuous integration (CI) service

If you want to use Vale with a CI service such as Travis CI, CircleCI, or Jenkins, the recommended approach is to use Vale's GoDownloader script (Vale will be installed to /bin/vale):

$ curl -sfL | sh -s vX.Y.Z
$ export PATH="./bin:$PATH"
$ vale -v

where vX.Y.Z is your version of choice from the releases page. This will ensure that your CI builds are consistent and allow you to update versions on an opt-in basis.