ArchIO, an interesting tool for novice Arch Linux users

ArchIO install screen

We all start with some Gnu / Linux distribution at some time, either with Debian, or with Ubuntu, or with Slackware or with Arch Linux, we have all started with a distribution. In those moments we have always been novice users and little by little we are acquiring knowledge and experience. Therefore, tools that help in these steps are very important.

I have recently discovered a script o tool that through the terminal will help us to install certain applications that we will need or need on a day-to-day basis. This script is called ArchIO. ArchIO is a free script that we can download and use on our Arch Linux computer.ArchIO we can get it through github repository. In that repository we press the green button that says "Clone or Download". This will download the files from the repository on our computer. But even if there are several, we will only need a file called ArchIOlive.sh.

We take this file to the team that contains Arch Linux, preferably a new installation that does not have any installed program and inside the terminal we place ourselves where the script is. At this moment we execute the following:

chmod +x ArchI0live.sh
sudo ./ArchI0live.sh

Then the terminal will be deleted and a text like the following will appear:

ArchIO, operating screen

The menu that ArchIO shows in the terminal is very classic and is handled through numbers. Through these numbers we choose the options and decide whether or not to install certain applications. The applications are divided by categories to help us in navigation. The only problem that exists is that ArchIO is written in English, so if we do not know the language, we will have problems installing the applications with this tool.

In any case, ArchIO is an interesting tool not only for novice users but for those who want to have a software installer and do not want it to consume many resources like graphical software managers.


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