# Linuxbrew - For When You Don't Have Root Access

I have access to a Linux server, but I inconveniently do not have any root access. This means that installing software was a bit of a pain, because I could not use the usual apt-get command. Luckily, after many months of not using the server because I do not have root access, I have found the solution: Linuxbrew.

Paste this into your terminal and it will install Linuxbrew.

If you are familiar with homebrew from Mac OSX, this is just a port over to Linux to be your local package manager.

Additional steps to make this work are to add the following to your .bashrc file.

Afterward, you can start installing away with the following command.

For example, I wanted to use the console-based client for Pandora called pianobar, so I ran the following command.

You can find more documentation here.