how to install phantomjs

Posted April 9, 2020 3.6k views

I already have downloaded the file “phantomjs-2.1.1-linux-x8664.tar.bz2” and upon executing this command: “tar xvf phantomjs-2.1.1-linux-x8664.tar.bz2” I get this: “tar: phantomjs-2.1.1-linux-x8664.tar.bz2: cannot open: No such file or directory”
When I do “ls”, this is what I see:
conf mail phantomjs-2.1.1-linux-x86
64.tar.bz2 temp web

So, I have it downloaded but I’m not able to install it. As you can tell, I’m a newbie and appreciate any help.


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Hi @fredj ,

Try this command:

tar -xvf phantomjs-2.1.1-linux-x86_64.tar.bz2

Maybe you executed the wrong command.Here is also one step you need to do to create soft links:

#move the files to a place you like

sudo mv phantomjs-2.1.1-linux-x86_64 /usr/local/src/phantomjs

#create soft links

sudo ln -sf /usr/local/src/phantomjs/bin/phantomjs /usr/local/bin/phantomjs

This way you can use the phantomjs command directly in the shell.
Then we check:


If you can see version number,this program is working.


  • Hi @Shiroka

    Thank you for the response. I tried your command and this is the screenshot of what I got:

    Example link

    Should I move the file to the location you’d suggested first and then install?

    Thanks again for all help.


    • Sure,you can have a try.Or you can download a new version like


      (This is a old version).

      Or you can try enter one folder first,then run wget and tar commands.