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Software installed on GitHub-hosted runners

This article links to references for the packages and tools available in GitHub-hosted virtual environments.

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The tools included in GitHub-hosted runners are updated weekly. For the latest list of included tools for each runner operating system, see the links below:

Note: The Ubuntu 20.04 virtual environment is currently provided as a preview only. The ubuntu-latest YAML workflow label still uses the Ubuntu 18.04 virtual environment.

GitHub-hosted runners include the operating system's default built-in tools, in addition to the packages listed in the above references. For example, Ubuntu and macOS runners include grep, find, and which, among other default tools.

If there is a tool that you'd like to request, please open an issue at actions/virtual-environments.

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