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r2mod cli

A simple CLI Mod Manager for Linux

Last updated 4 months ago
Total downloads 1482
Total rating 5 
Categories Tools
Dependency string Foldex-r2mod_cli-1.3.2
Dependants 0 other mods depend on this mod



Features Installation Usage Changelog

A simple mod manager written in Bash for Linux users.



  • Simple No-Nonsense Usage
  • Setup BepInEx and R2API
  • Install and Update Mods
  • Resolve Dependencies
  • Hold Specific Mods Back from Updating
  • Enable/Disable Mods
  • Edit Mod Configs
  • Check for Updates for itself
  • Supports Importing/Exporting r2modman profile codes
  • Supports Flatpak Steam Installs
  • Tab Completion



r2mod is available in the Arch AUR as r2mod_cli

yay -S r2mod_cli


r2mod is available from flathub as io.github.Foldex.r2mod

flatpak install flathub io.github.Foldex.r2mod


Flatpak bin exports should allow you to run r2mod using io.github.Foldex.r2mod.

But you may wish to set up an alias for easier use.

alias r2mod="io.github.Foldex.r2mod"


Flatpak does not allow shell completions to be installed in the usual root owned locations.

The flatpak will install them under user owned directories at runtime instead.

For ZSH, you may need to add $HOME/.local/share/zsh/site-functions to your $fpath


The prior methods are preferred, but if you wish to manually install:

Extract the zip and run sudo make install inside its directory.



sudo pacman -S curl findutils gawk jq p7zip sed


sudo dnf install curl findutils gawk jq p7zip sed


sudo apt-get install curl findutils gawk jq p7zip-full sed


First Setup

Make sure you have run Risk of Rain 2 beforehand to create the needed directories.

It is heavily recommended to run r2mod setup to create a new install.

Some empty folders will be placed in the BepInEx/plugins dir, do not remove them.

They are used to track updates for certain mods.

Custom Install Location

The default install directories for Steam/Flatpak should automatically be handled.

If you've installed Risk of Rain 2 to a different location, please export the environment variable

$R2MOD_INSTALL_DIR in your bash profile and point it to your install directory:

export R2MOD_INSTALL_DIR="$HOME/custom/dir/Risk of Rain 2"

$R2MOD_COMPAT_DIR also exists for custom locations of Steam's compatdata directory.

export R2MOD_COMPAT_DIR="$HOME/custom/dir/steamapps/compatdata/632360"


If you wish to use a custom install location with the flatpak, you may use overrides or Flatseal to edit the permissions and environment variables.

  • The env vars must be an absolute path, they are literal strings and do not have ~ expansion.

  • Do NOT include Risk of Rain 2 in the R2MOD_INSTALL_DIR env path, an issue with flatpak does not allow for spaces in environment variables. Just point up to steamapps/common.

  • Use flatpak override --user if it is a user installed flatpak

flatpak override \
--env='R2MOD_INSTALL_DIR=/home/foldex/Games/Steam/SteamLibrary/steamapps/common' \
--env='R2MOD_COMPAT_DIR=/home/foldex/Games/Steam/SteamLibrary/steamapps/compatdata/632360' \
--filesystem='~/Games/Steam/SteamLibrary/steamapps/common/Risk of Rain 2' \
--filesystem='~/Games/Steam/SteamLibrary/steamapps/compatdata/632360' \

Command List

Accepts shorthand for command names.

r2mod ch(eck): Check for Script Updates
r2mod del(ete) ProfileName: Delete Local Profile
r2mod dis(able) (Mod-Dependency-String): Disable Mods
r2mod ed(it) ConfigName: Edit Mod Configs
r2mod en(able) (Mod-Dependency-String): Enable Mods
r2mod exp(ort) ProfileName: Export r2modman mod profile
r2mod hol(d): Toggle Mod Updates
r2mod imp(ort) ProfileCode: Install r2modman mod profile
r2mod ins(tall) Mod-Dependency-String: Install New Mod
r2mod li(st) (count|all) : List or Count Installed Mods
r2mod loa(d) ProfileName: Import Local Profile
r2mod ref(resh): Force Refresh Package Cache
r2mod run: Launch Risk of Rain
r2mod sav(e) ProfileName: Export Local Profile
r2mod sea(rch): Search for Mods
r2mod set(up): Install a Fresh BepInEx Setup
r2mod un(install) Mod-Dependency-String: Uninstall Mod
r2mod upd(ate): Update All Exisiting Mods
r2mod ver(sion): Print Version

Installing a Mod

r2mod install ontrigger-ItemStatsMod-2.0.0 to install a mod.

If the version number is left out, the most recent version will be installed.

r2mod install ontrigger-ItemStatsMod

Multiple mods can also be installed

r2mod install ontrigger-ItemStatsMod MagnusMagnuson-BiggerBazaar

Uninstalling a Mod

Use r2mod uninstall ontrigger-ItemStatsMod-2.0.0 to install a mod.

If the version number is left out, any version of that mod will be uninstalled.

r2mod uninstall ontrigger-ItemStatsMod

Multiple mods can also be uninstalled

r2mod uninstall ontrigger-ItemStatsMod MagnusMagnuson-BiggerBazaar

Disabling Mods

r2mod disable to disable BepInEx entirely.

r2mod enable to re-enable.

r2mod disable ontrigger-ItemStatsMod-2.0.0 to disable a specific mod.

r2mod enable ontrigger-ItemStatsMod-2.0.0 to re-enable.

Listing Installed Mods

r2mod list to display installed mods.

r2mod list all to display installed mods and disabled mods.

r2mod list count to display a count of installed mods.

r2mod list count all to display a count of installed mods and disabled mods.

Editing Configs

$EDITOR environment variable is used to determine which editor to use.

r2mod edit will open all BepInEx config files in your editor

r2mod edit name will open all matching configs (case insensitive, incomplete names are fine)


Mods can be prevented from being auto updated by running r2mod hold ModName.

Run again to remove the hold.

Updating r2mod

Updates for r2mod will be automatically checked, but not installed.

If you manually installed r2mod, updates can be done like any other mod:

r2mod install Foldex-r2mod_cli


All Files, Old Versions, and Backups can be found in /tmp/r2mod



  • Fix flatpak trying to use sandboxed version of $XDG_DATA_HOME
  • Disabled run command for flatpak version


  • Fix for flatpak not allowing env vars to contain spaces


  • Add r2mod flatpak version support
  • Use jq to validate on package cache update
  • Improved filtering of non-mod files in plugins dir
  • Colorize list and import preview


  • Support HookGen including configs
  • Support BepInEx including plugins
  • Fix for trying to install missing Hookgen while API cache did not exist


  • Fix for BepInEx patchers folder no longer being supplied
  • Now checks for steam folders using $XDG_DATA_HOME
  • Improved check for proton override file


  • Basic profile support
  • Support installing from ror2mm:// links
  • Remove check for R2API patcher files
  • Ignore deprecated mods in completion & searches


  • Dependency Support
  • Disable/Enable Individual Mods
  • Install r2mod updates through r2mod
  • Add HookGenPatcher to default installs
  • Add r2mod to AUR


  • Support R2API v3
  • Allow Custom Steam Compat Dir
  • Add Completion for import preview
  • Fix mod installs with patchers
  • Avoid running update check twice


  • Fix some mods zips extracting without folders
  • Improved setup logic
  • list now uses color=auto
  • Added list count command
  • Added ls alias


  • Add Search Command
  • Alias remove for uninstall
  • Automatically override winhttp on setup (bgkillas)


  • Allow Custom Install Locations
  • Improved ZSH Tab Completion
  • Added run Command to Launch Game


  • Added Hold Command
  • Auto Check for R2Mod Updates
  • Added profile_import preview option
  • Fallback to previous cache if package cache update fails


  • Added Tab Completion


  • Fixed Update Check


  • Initial Release

Available versions

Please note that the install buttons only work if you have compatible client software installed, such as the Thunderstore Mod Manager. Otherwise use the zip download links instead.

Upload date Version number Downloads Download link  
2022-3-26 1.3.2 53 Version 1.3.2 Install
2022-3-12 1.2.2 67 Version 1.2.2 Install
2022-1-17 1.2.1 43 Version 1.2.1 Install
2021-5-19 1.2.0 97 Version 1.2.0 Install
2021-4-12 1.1.0 103 Version 1.1.0 Install
2021-4-6 1.0.7 102 Version 1.0.7 Install
2021-2-28 1.0.6 112 Version 1.0.6 Install
2020-11-21 1.0.5 179 Version 1.0.5 Install
2020-10-5 1.0.4 173 Version 1.0.4 Install
2020-10-2 1.0.3 130 Version 1.0.3 Install
2020-9-29 1.0.2 147 Version 1.0.2 Install
2020-9-26 1.0.1 143 Version 1.0.1 Install
2020-9-26 1.0.0 133 Version 1.0.0 Install