This post will demonstrate the set up and use ChatGPT in Linux Terminal. ShellGPT gives you the same ChatGPT AI bot in the Linux command line. We are in the era of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and we have seen how it has revolutionized the way we work. The advent of ChatGPT by OpenAI further enhances how we work, interact, and get work done quickly. Please see How to work with Azure Cognitive Service, How to find disabled Active Directory User accounts, and the Benefits of Azure API Management and how to create an API instance, How to setup PowerShell on a Linux server.
In the realm of technology, AI has become the newest buzzword. Online, ChatGPT and its variants are thriving, assisting users in carrying out routine chores with ease. In the past, we have written guidelines on how to get started with creating your own ChatGPT-like chatbot, utilizing Bing AI in any browser, and more. See how to Use Wiki from Linux Terminal also.
What if you run Linux and wish to install an AI chatbot on your system? Well, ShellGPT comes into play in this situation. It directly integrates ChatGPT’s power into your Linux Terminal. ShellGPT assists you efficiently. It helps you navigate the command line by providing solutions, insightful suggestions, and writing commands and code. You can also learn how to associate SSH Public key with Azure Linux VM. The security of your system is paramount, see how to set Two-Factor Authentication for SSH in Linux
Setting Up ChatGPT in Linux Terminal
To set up ChatGPT on your Linux Terminal, follow the below steps: Please see GNS3 Setup: Error opening file for writing, click on Abort to stop installation, Retry to try again, or Ignore to skip this file. How to modify a Linux EBS Volume from the Console, and How to install Docker Engine on Ubuntu.
Step 1: Install Python
To install Python, open a terminal and type in the following commands to check Python’s version:
python3 & pip --version
If the above command returns the numeric version output of Python3 and PIP available on the system, you’re good to go. The system will display the error below if you do not have PIP installed.
Command 'pip' not found, but can be installed with:
You can run the below command to install Python3 and PIP depending on the Linux Distributions you’re using:
$sudo apt install python3 $sudo apt install python3-pip $sudo yum –y install python3 $sudo yum –y install python3-pip
Step 2: Install Venv Module
Venv module is necessary to help create an isolated virtual environment to prevent conflict with other libraries. To install Venv, run:
sudo apt install python3-venv -y
Step 3: Set Up the Virtual Environment
After installing the virtual environment, you can configure it to support ShellGPT commands easily.
Create a new directory and use the change directory command to navigate to the new directory as shown below:
sudo mkdir shellgpt-cli && cd shellgpt-cli
The next thing is to create a new virtual environment with the venv command, followed by an environment name as shown below:
python3 -m venv cli-shellgpt
The virtual environment is not enabled by default, so you must manually enable it with the below command:
Step 4: Generate an OpenAPI Key
Now that the virtual environment is ready, to run ShellGPT, you must connect your Ubuntu machine to the OpenAI services. For this purpose, you must visit OpenAI’s website to create an account. You can simply log in if you have an account already.
After you have successfully created an account or logged in, click on API Keys, followed by Create new secret key.
Note: This key should not be shared with anyone because the connection is private and should only be utilized on your machine.
After generating the API key, copy it to a text editor somewhere as you will need it later.
To create a connection on your Ubuntu machine, create an environment variable with the export command as shown below:
export OPENAI_API_KEY=<paste your key details here>
Adding and Verifying the API Key in a Virtual Environment Variable
When you execute the API key in this manner, Linux will only utilize it once. However, you can save it in the
.bashrc file, if you want to make the process permanent. To do this, run:
$sudo nano .bashrc export OPENAI_API_KEY=<past key details here>
When you are done, save and exit the editor and use the source command to enable the changes.
Alternatively, you can run:
To verify the environment, run:
Your OPENAI_API_KEY environment variable should be displayed in the output as shown above.
Step 5: Installing ShellGPT
To utilize the function, you must install ShellGPT by running the below command:
$sudo pip3 install shell-gpt
Step 6: Useing ShellGPT for Queries
To run queries using SheelGPT directly on your Linux Terminal, run:
You can run as many queries as you want.
You can also ShellGPT to generate codes as shown below:
In this post, you have learned everything you need to get started with setting up ShellGPT which is s based on the same concept as ChatGPT on your Linux machine.