Etcher (software)

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Etcher 1.4.4
Etcher 1.4.4
Stable release
1.4.6 / 28 October 2018; 18 days ago (2018-10-28)[1]
Written inElectron (JavaScript, HTML, Node.js)
Operating systemCross-platform (Windows, macOS, Linux)
LicenseApache License 2.0

Etcher is a free and open-source utility used for burning image files such as .iso and .img files, as well as zipped folders to create live SD cards and USB flash drives. It is developed by, and licensed under Apache License 2.0.[2] Etcher was developed using the Electron framework and supports Windows, macOS and Linux.[3][4][5][6][7] The latest release of Etcher is version 1.4.6.[8]


Etcher is primarily used through a graphical user interface, however there is also a command line interface though it's still in development.[9]

Future planned features include support for persistent storage allowing the live SD card or USB flash drive to be used as a hard drive, as well as support for flashing multiple boot partitions to a single SD card or USB flash drive.[citation needed]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Etcher releases". GitHub. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  2. ^ "resin-io/etcher". GitHub. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  3. ^ "Burn SD cards with Etcher". (Magpi).
  4. ^ Sneddon, Joey. "How to Install Etcher, the open-source USB writer tool, on Ubuntu". Omgubuntu.
  5. ^ Klosowski, Thorin. "Etcher Is the Easiest Way to Make a Raspberry Pi SD Card". Lifehacker.
  6. ^ Kili, Aaron. "Etcher – A Modern USB and SD Card Image Writer Tool for Linux". Fossmint.
  7. ^ "How to Write an .img to SD Card on Mac the Easy Way with Etcher". OSxdaily.
  8. ^ "Etcher by Changelog". Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  9. ^ "Etcher by Command Line". Retrieved 2018-07-23.