Bored with the old Facebook Interface?
Well, here something you would love to try. I can’t imagine if this
could go any geekier (if there’s a word as such ). Using Facebook with
Terminal ( because www.facebook.com is too mainstream ) .
Facebook can be used via Terminal and I have to say, its pretty awesome.
Php5 allows us to use fbcmd command to do almost anything in CLI using
terminal as we do in the normal GUI mode. fbcmd command can be setup in
linux machine using the following steps:
1. The First step would be to install php 5 on your linux machine. In Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install php5 php5-cli
For RedHat and CentOS:
here’s a simple guide on how to install php5
2. After you are done with the installation, next thing you need to
do is, get the fbcmd installation file. You can get the installation
file using the command below:
or just click here to download the file.
3. After you have downloaded the fbcmd_update.php file, you can now install it using the command:
sudo php fbcmd_update.php install
Now you are almost ready. The only thing you need to do is verify
fcbmd that you can access your Facebook account and add some required
permissions to complete the process.
You have to follow those three simple steps then off you go. You can now use Facebook with terminal. Cool isn’t it??