How do I install and run
asciiquarium in Ubuntu? It seems kind of complicated, and I don't know how to compile source code.
No compiling is required as there is a PPA that I believe is run by a Debian developer dedicated solely to
asciiquarium. Open a Terminal window and paste the following two commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ytvwld/asciiquarium sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install asciiquarium
And then the application is yours to run:
Note: This PPA now has packages available for all versions of Ubuntu from Precise to Cosmic!
These instructions will work for Ubuntu 12.04 and later.
First, you need to install Perl module called term-animation. Open a command-line terminal by pressing CTRL+ALT+T.
sudo apt install libcurses-perl
This will install the program that will run
perl scripts on your system.
to change your working directory to
/tmp, this is the folder where temporary files are stored.
After you are in
/tmp, you are going to have to download the source code for
term-animation. To do this, type
Extract the tarball you just downloaded by running this command:
tar -zxvf Term-Animation-2.6.tar.gz
Change your working directory to the folder you just extracted (NOTE: if you ever forget where your working directory is, simply type
Next, you are going to run the perl script "Makefile.PL"
perl Makefile.PL && make && make test
&& operator separates commands)
Finally, we can finish installing
term-animation by running this command
sudo make install
Download and install Asciiquarium
Once again, we are going to change our working directory to
Now we are going to download the
perl script that runs
wget --no-check-certificate http://www.robobunny.com/projects/asciiquarium/asciiquarium.tar.gz
Extract the tarball you downloaded.
tar -zxvf asciiquarium.tar.gz
Now change the working directory to the folder you extracted.
Next, we need to copy the
perl script to
/usr/local/bin where all of the executable commands are.
sudo cp asciiquarium /usr/local/bin/
Finally, to be allowed to run
asciiquarium, you need to give yourself permission to execute the
sudo chmod 0755 /usr/local/bin/asciiquarium
asciiquarium in your terminal, simply type
Simply press CTRL+C to stop the animation.