Mycroft Skills Manager (msm) is a command line tool used to add, manage and remove Skills on any Mycroft installation.
Mycroft Skills Manager (MSM) is a command line tool used to add, manage and remove Skills on any Mycroft installation. It can install any Skill listed on the Mycroft Skills Repository or from any Github repository. It is a handy tool for Developers and those who may frequently reconfigure, install and uninstall Skills.
Video Tutorial: Mycroft Skills Manager
List all Skills
To list all Skills available in the Marketplace run:
Search for a Skill
To search the available Skills run:
mycroft-msm search <name>
To show all available information on a Skill you can use the name or repository url:
mycroft-msm info <name/url>
From the Marketplace
To install a Skill from the Mycroft Marketplace you can provide a rough title and MSM will return the most likely match.
mycroft-msm install cocktail
From a Specific Author
If you know the author of the Skill, particularly where multiple Skills with similar names exist, the install command has an additional optional parameter.
If I wanted a Dice Skill, but only if it was authored by Forslund, I would run:
mycroft-msm install dice forslund
Such a Skill doesn't exist so MSM returns a list of alternative options from the same author:
Installing Skills from outside the Mycroft Marketplace is done at your own risk. To be included in the Marketplace, all Skills are reviewed to ensure they contain no malicious or otherwise harmful code. We strongly recommend reviewing any code you are loading onto your device.
To install a Skill that is not included in the Mycroft Marketplace use the url of the repository.
Note that if Mycroft detects that any file in a Skill has been modified, it will not update that Skill. This is to prevent loss of any work you are doing in that directory. See MSM Troubleshooting > Uncommitted Changes for tips to resolve this.
Install and update defaults
To install all default Skills for the device, as well as update all Skills, run:
To uninstall or remove any Skill from the device run:
mycroft-msm remove <name>
Note that default Skills will be reinstalled by the system unless they are explicitly blacklisted. See "How do I disable a Skill?" for more info.
The remove command also has an optional author parameter that can be used to specify which Skill you intend to be uninstalled.
mycroft-msm remove <name> <author>
Show Help Information
To show help information describing how to use MSM's different commands, use the -h flag.
For a complete overview run:
Or for command specific information include the command.