How to Install Google Earth in Linux With One Command

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Introduction: How to Install Google Earth in Linux With One Command

Installing software in Linux can be tricky sometimes for the beginners. In this instructable, you can install Google Earth with only one command.

Step 1: Installation

Just go to terminal, paste this command and press enter and it will download and install it for you:

wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin && chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin && ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin

It can't get any easier.

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This is a great Instructable, but you need to add a main image of the final project to the intro step. Please do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks!

This does not work for me.

once downloaded in terminal I'm told to type "googleearth" to launch well when I do this it reports back " unable to find command.

some advice please

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Longshanks66 - The "unable to find command" is a bash (or whatever command-line shell you are using) output. You usually find a compiled binary in the folder that it was compiled in. Sometimes when you download an installer/compiler it makes it's own folders, and you will usually find the compiled binary in THAT folder. IF the installer/compiler binary (unlikely though) copies the output-binary, in this case "googleearth", to /usr/bin/ or some other folder where the system usr has permissions to execute, then running "googleearth" with bash, will look in those folders and then execute it. Apparently not in this case. So. It's likely that you need to precede ./ to the command, thus: ./googleearth OR you could precede the command with /home/Longshanks66/googleearth.

Well, that easy one step didn't work for me.

That link has Google Earth for GNU/Linux 6.0.3.2197

While the download page leads to 7.1.7.2606-r0 (which can't install in my case)

Nothing is ever easy in Linus for a newbie. First, chmod is not allowed, so you get an error. Tried running the chmod with its own sudo. No joy. Tried from gui file manager. No joy. So the file is in my home directory, but I'm not allowed to use it. Finally got permissions changed (had to use a+x) on Mint 18. Tried running from terminal and from file manager. System asks what I want to use to "open" it. Sigh ...

Wow that was too easy! I have been struggling for an hour going through all the Google links on how to install "Google earth on Linex" Than came to yous. Fantastic so easy.

Thank you

ed@sarava ~ $ wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleE... && chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin && ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin
--2015-11-11 17:53:22-- http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleE...
Resolving dl.google.com (dl.google.com)... 189.6.76.157, 189.6.76.178, 189.6.76.152, ...
Connecting to dl.google.com (dl.google.com)|189.6.76.157|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 33688483 (32M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘GoogleEarthLinux.bin’

100%[======================================>] 33.688.483 128KB/s in 4m 53s

2015-11-11 17:58:16 (112 KB/s) - ‘GoogleEarthLinux.bin’ saved [33688483/33688483]

Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 6.0.3.2197.............................................................................................
loki_setup: Suspect size value for option option

loki_setup: Suspect size value for option option

loki_setup: Suspect size value for option option

Installing mimetypes...
Installing desktop menu entries...
Installing desktop icon...
/home/ed/googleearth: 18: exec: ./googleearth-bin: not found

so, what happens???

can i do something?

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If you don't have yum it fails. It can get easier.