USFOS on linux
As a commercial (engineering) software, USFOS needs to be manually installed. I tried this today on elementary OS, powered by frugal hardware, and USFOS runs just fine. At minimum, the following are needed:
- A valid license
- A computer with Linux 64-bit OS to run on.
As each binary needs to be separately downloaded from USFOS site, I’ve automated this via wget. Here are the commands to run in a terminal:
mkdir -p $HOME/usfos/bin cd $HOME/usfos wget http://www.usfos.no/download/Linux/files/usfos_etc.tgz tar -zxvf usfos_etc.tgz rm usfos_etc.tgz cd $HOME/usfos/bin wget -i https://gist.githubusercontent.com/ckunte/7836a10f5d418799a8ea/raw/a84df4d072683aa6bd3d513400f2d54aadefe363/downloadlist.txt gunzip *.gz chmod +x *
The last line above makes downloaded files executable. Add
usfos commands to
PATH, so they can be accessible from a working folder. This following is to be added to
~/.bashrc (in my case,
~/.zshrc, since I use zsh as my shell):
export PATH=$HOME/usfos/bin:$PATH export USFOS_HOME=$HOME/usfos
.bashrc with the command in terminal:
xact & from terminal to load the familiar UI as below:
Place a valid license key,
~/usfos/etc folder — this is required to perform analysis. (USFOS team is kind enough to make model and results viewer not depend on the license key.) Docs and examples may be separately downloaded — as required. For improving input editing experience, I’ve previously shared plugins and clip book.