Saturday, December 15, 2012

Installing PhantomJS on Ubuntu

PhantomJS is a headless WebKit with JavaScript API. It has fast and native support for various web standards: DOM handling, CSS selector, JSON, Canvas, and SVG.

I have a virtual machine in which Ubuntu 12.04 (32-bit) version is installed. After a few attempts, I found the way how to install PhantomJS 1.7 to my virtual machine.

Steps are bellow:
cd ~
sudo tar xvf phantomjs-1.7.0-linux-i686.tar.bz2
sudo mv phantomjs-1.7.0-linux-i686 /usr/local/share/phantomjs
phantomjs --version


  1. O M G, finally I found this, all instructions I found so far didn't work out for me on 12.10. I've used wget instead of get, works like advertised! Thanks.

  2. looks like a complete copy from