Configuring your MemGPT agent

You can set agent defaults by running memgpt configure, which will store config information at ~/.memgpt/config by default.

The memgpt run command supports the following optional flags (if set, will override config defaults):

  • --agent: (str) Name of agent to create or to resume chatting with.
  • --human: (str) Name of the human to run the agent with.
  • --persona: (str) Name of agent persona to use.
  • --model: (str) LLM model to run (e.g. gpt-4, dolphin_xxx)
  • --preset: (str) MemGPT preset to run agent with.
  • --first: (str) Allow user to sent the first message.
  • --debug: (bool) Show debug logs (default=False)
  • --no-verify: (bool) Bypass message verification (default=False)
  • --yes/-y: (bool) Skip confirmation prompt and use defaults (default=False)

You can override the parameters you set with memgpt configure with the following additional flags specific to local LLMs:

  • --model-wrapper: (str) Model wrapper used by backend (e.g. airoboros_xxx)
  • --model-endpoint-type: (str) Model endpoint backend type (e.g. lmstudio, ollama)
  • --model-endpoint: (str) Model endpoint url (e.g. localhost:5000)
  • --context-window: (int) Size of model context window (specific to model type)

Updating the config location

You can override the location of the config path by setting the environment variable MEMGPT_CONFIG_PATH:

export MEMGPT_CONFIG_PATH=/my/custom/path/config # make sure this is a file, not a directory

Adding Custom Personas/Humans

You can add new human or persona definitions either by providing a file (using the -f flag) or text (using the --text flag).

# add a human
memgpt add human [--name <NAME>] [-f <FILENAME>] [--text <TEXT>]

# add a persona
memgpt add persona [--name <NAME>] [-f <FILENAME>] [--text <TEXT>]

You can view available persona and human files with the following command:

memgpt list [humans/personas]

Custom Presets

You can customize your MemGPT agent even further with custom presets and custom functions.