Installing wnutilsΒΆ

First ensure that you have pip installed on your system by typing (at the command line prompt $):

$ pip --help

If this command does not return a proper usage statement, install pip according to the instructions at the pip website. Note that with python version 3, you may have pip3 instead of pip.

With pip installed, you may now use it to install wnutils by typing:

$ pip install wnutils

If the installation fails, you may need to install with root privileges using sudo:

$ sudo pip install wnutils

Alternatively, you can just install for yourself with the --user option:

$ pip install wnutils --user

If you have previously installed wnutils and want to upgrade, type:

$ pip install --upgrade wnutils

To test that wnutils has installed correctly, type:

$ pip show wnutils

which should return information about the package. To check that all necessary packages are in place, open python by typing:

$ python

or, perhaps for version 3:

$ python3

and try importing wnutils by typing at the python prompt:

>>> import wnutils

This command should simply return. If not, there may be a message telling you what packages your python installation is missing. For example, on some linux installations (particularly for python version 3), we have had to install python3-tk via:

$ sudo apt install python3-tk

In python version 2, that might be python-tk. Of course, to exit python, type:

>>> exit()