Clone tbot’s repository, then install tbot using

python3 install --user

Also, if you haven’t done this already, you need to add ~/.local/bin to your $PATH.


tbot requires at least Python 3.6. Any version older than that will not work.

You can install tbot’s man-page using

sudo python3 install_data


tbot supports command line completions. Enable them by adding

source /path/to/tbot/

to your .bashrc or equivalent.


If the above did not work out of the box, take a look at the following list:


If the installation does not work, most likely it is an error when installing paramiko. I recommend installing paramiko through your distros package manager (eg. python3-paramiko for Fedora). If your distros version of paramiko is too old, you will then need to install paramiko with pip (after installing the distro package):

pip3 install --user paramiko