How To Install FileBot 4.0 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Elementary OS, Kwheezy And Their Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, FileBot is an ultimate movie and music renamer, enabling the users to easily rename video and audio files. Also, it fetches subtitles and can be used from both, GUI and command-line.

how to install FileBot 4.0 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian, Kwheezy, Crunchbang

Important features:

  • drag and drop support
  • support for renaming and moving a lot of files simultaneously
  • download episode info
  • fetch subtitles
  • auto detect names for Series/Anime and Movies

The latest version available is FileBot 4.0, which has been recently released.

In this article I will show you how to install FileBot 4.0 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian, Kwheezy, Crunchbang and their derivative systems.

Because it is not available via any PPA, we have to download the deb package from the official site and install it via dpkg/gdebi (I prefer Gdebi because it also manages the dependencies). Follow the instructions for your architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install FileBot 4.0 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian, Kwheezy, Crunchbang and their derivative systems:

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget sourceforge.net/projects/filebot/files/filebot/FileBot_4.0/filebot_4.0_i386.deb
$ sudo gdebi filebot_4.0_i386.deb

Due to the fact that filebot was installed by root, we have to change the ownership from it’s config file:

$ sudo chown -R $USER:$USER ~/.filebot/

How to install FileBot 4.0 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian, Kwheezy, Crunchbang and their derivative systems:

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget sourceforge.net/projects/filebot/files/filebot/FileBot_4.0/filebot_4.0_amd64.deb
$ sudo gdebi filebot_4.0_amd64.deb

Due to the fact that filebot was installed by root, we have to change the ownership from it’s config file:

$ sudo chown -R $USER:$USER ~/.filebot/

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One comment on “How To Install FileBot 4.0 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Elementary OS, Kwheezy And Their Derivative Systems
  1. root says:

    This is a nice little how-to, it just needs one small addition…

    After installation, when executing FileBot from the launcher, nothing happend. I found that this was because ‘gdebi’ was run as root (with sudo) I had to fix the permissions on a hidden directory the installer created by running the following:

    $ sudo chown -R username:username ~/.filebot/

    -root

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