Installing pyfingerd

In order to run and tweak pyfingerd, you must first install it; this section will cover the need.

Installing pyfingerd using pip

To install pyfingerd, you can use pip with the following command:

python -m pip install pyfingerd

Some notes on this command:

  • On most Linux distributions, you can directly call pip (or pip3 on those where Python 2.x is still the default); I personnally prefer to call it through Python as a module.

  • On Linux and other UNIX-like distributions where Python 2.x is still the default, when Python 3.x is installed, you must usually call it using python3 instead of python.

  • On Microsoft Windows, the Python executable, when added to the PATH, goes by the name py instead of python.

Installing pyfingerd from source

To install pyfingerd from source, you can use the following commands:

python -m pip install -r requirements.txt
python ./ install --system # or --user