Get A Siri-Like Assistance (Command-Line Only, No Support For Voice Commands) On Your Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian And Derivative System

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Betty is a personal assistant similar to Google Now or Siri, but it does not have support for Vocal Commands, the input being introduced in plain text, in English.

The latest version available is Betty 0.1.5, which is still in an early development process, so it has support only for counting, displaying the date, find, internet, operations with files and directories, manage processes and display information about users.

In this article I will show you how to install Betty on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, Debian and their derivative systems.

To install Betty, we have to install curl, ruby and git, grab betty from the command-line and  alias it for an easier usage:

$ sudo apt-get install ruby curl
$ sudo apt-get install git
$ cd ~ && git clone https://github.com/pickhardt/betty
$ echo "alias betty=\"~/betty/main.rb\"" >> ~/.bashrc
$ source ~/.bashrc

Usage example: All the start with betty, followed by the instructions in plain English, like on the below screenshot.

how to install Betty on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, Debian and their derivative systems.

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