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#1 2013-09-01 19:36:03

Diet
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Trouble with Screenfetch

Hello everyone, I just started to rice Crunchbang a bit, and wanted to be able to use Screenfetch/Archey in the terminal. I download the github for Archey no problem, but had a bit of trouble with Screenfetch. When I tried to wget http://served.kittykatt.us/projects/scr … -2.5.0.deb, the address was not found. I looked around, and found the github for screenfetch, where I downloaded the screenfetch-3.0.5.tar.bz2. But now, I have no idea what to do with it. I'm fairly new to Linux, so what to do from here is really beyond me. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.


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#2 2013-09-01 20:03:44

porkpiehat
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Re: Trouble with Screenfetch

You need to extract the archive. Or you could just follow the instructions on this page: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/850

wget -O screenfetch 'https://raw.github.com/KittyKatt/screenFetch/master/screenfetch-dev'
chmod +x screenfetch
sudo mv screenfetch /usr/bin/

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#3 2013-09-01 20:17:48

Diet
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Re: Trouble with Screenfetch

Whenever I try to wget that address, it 404's after the http request. I'll try to extract the archive.


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#4 2013-09-01 20:38:45

Diet
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Re: Trouble with Screenfetch

Fixed it! In hindsight it was kind of a noob mistake; I was trying to run it from the wrong directory. But now that it is in /usr/bin/, how do I make it an executable?

I tried this,

 chmod +x /usr/bin/screenfetch-dev 

and it goes through with no errors, but screenfetch-dev still isn't made an executable. Also, when I try and run it from /usr/bin/ it says permission denied. What do?

*edit: Disreguard everything! I fixed it again. I was trying to run just "screenfetch" instead of "screenfetch-dev." Can I just rename screenfetch-dev to screenfetch in order to simplify the command? Thanks again porkpiehat.

Last edited by Diet (2013-09-01 20:43:06)


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#5 2013-09-01 20:39:28

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Re: Trouble with Screenfetch

If you already moved it, you have to use "sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/screenfetch" (or if it's actually called screenfetch-dev, use "sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/screenfetch-dev")

If that still doesn't work, please show me the output of

ls -l /usr/bin/screen*

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#6 2013-09-01 21:07:24

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Re: Trouble with Screenfetch

try git:

$ git clone http://git.silverirc.com/cgit.cgi/screenfetch.git/
$ cd screenfetch/
$ chmod +x screenfetch-dev
$ sudo cp -av screenfetch-dev /usr/local/bin/screenfetch
$ screenfetch

* currently at version 3.0.5

to update in future:

$ cd screenfetch
$ git pull
$ chmod +x screenfetch-dev
$ sudo cp -av screenfetch-dev /usr/local/bin/screenfetch

here the tuto's:

Screenfetch atualizado via GIT

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#7 2013-09-02 08:19:27

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Re: Trouble with Screenfetch

Below gets you to the page for screenfetch,

http://served.kittykatt.us/projects/screenfetch/


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#8 2013-09-02 17:38:34

Diet
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Re: Trouble with Screenfetch

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. It turned out that I had successfully moved screenfetch-dev from /etc/screenfetch to /usr/bin, but I was trying to run it using "screenfetch" instead of "screenfetch-dev" which the file had actually been named.


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