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How To Install | Pluckeye

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If you want to uninstall, see how-to-uninstall.


  1. Visit
  2. Click the big “installer” button.
  3. If a window pops up, click “Save” or “Save File”.
  4. Click on the name of the downloaded file. It will look something like “pluckeye-windows-0.99.60.exe”. If you are using Chrome, it should appear near the bottom of the window.
  5. Follow the instructions in the installation wizard, clicking “Next” to proceed through each step.

Mac OS X

In Chrome:

  1. Visit
  2. Click the big “Download” button.
  3. Click Save File.
  4. Click the download arrow, and click on the downloaded file (e.g., pluckeye-macosx-0.99.60.pkg).
  5. Follow the installation wizard prompts.
  6. Restart your browsers.


Step 1: Download

In Chrome:

  1. Visit
  2. Click the big “installer” button.
  3. Save the file, noting where you save it (usually the Downloads folder) and the file name (e.g., pluckeye-linux-0.99.60.tar.gz).

Step 2: Extract and run the installer

Method 1: Extracting with the default unarchiver

  1. Navigate to where you saved the file (often your computer’s “Downloads” folder).
  2. Right click the Pluckeye file and select “Extract Here”. Once the extraction is complete, you should see a new file named something like pluckeye-linux*.installer. (If you can’t find the file, check your browser’s settings to see which folder is set to contain your downloads. If your browser is set to save files in the Downloads folder, download Pluckeye again, but this time be sure to click “Save File” instead of “Open With”.)
  3. Right click in the blank space in the folder where you saved the file and select “Open in Terminal”. This will open a terminal window in the folder.
  4. In the terminal window, type: sudo ./pluck.installer and press enter. Type your password and press enter.


“I right-clicked the file, but there was no ‘Extract Here’ option.”

Your windows manager may not have a built-in unarchiver. See the Method 2 below.

Method 2: Using Tar Command

  1. Open a terminal.
  2. In the terminal:
           cd /tmp
           rm -f ./pluck*.installer
           for tarball in $HOME/Downloads/pluck*.tar.gz; do echo $tarball; done
           tar xf $tarball
           sudo ./pluck*.installer

Here is an example terminal session in which Jon installs pluckeye-0.36.1 on his Ubuntu computer named theodore:

jon@theodore:~$ cd /tmp
jon@theodore:/tmp$ rm -f ./pluck*.installer
jon@theodore:/tmp$ for tarball in $HOME/Downloads/pluck*.tar.gz; do echo $tarball; done
jon@theodore:/tmp$ tar xf $tarball
jon@theodore:/tmp$ sudo ./pluck*.installer
[sudo] password for jon:
Congratulations, you've installed! Type 'pluck' for help.
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