Pi-Assistant

Here you can download Pi-Assistant, it's a simple click-interface with 12 functions; all of them are described here and in the README-file. Context menu: Open with

Be careful when using this tool at it will give you access to some core-files of your Raspberry-Pi, only change what you need to change and leave the rest of the lines as they are.  You can also use the terminal, for this you will have to use the code that’s bound to each button. You will find this code in the description on this page and in the README-file. 

 

Install instructions

  • Download the Pi-Assistant.zip file to your computer.
  • Extract it to a memory stick, eject it from your computer and connect it to your Raspberry Pi.
  • A message pops up, click 'Open in File Manager'.
  • Copy the Pi-Assistant folder to your Desktop or any other directory you see fit.
  • Open the README.txt-file, copy the code at the end of step 6 to your clipboard (ctrl c will work).
    • This is what you should copy: /usr/bin/python %f
  • After moving the folder, open the folder, right-click the Pi-Assistant.py file, then click 'Open with...'; a new window appears.
    • In that window click the tab that says 'Custom Command Line'. Custom Command Line
    • Paste the code from your clipboard into the top text-field.
    • Tick the box that says 'Execute in terminal emulator'.
    • Give this action a name by typing Python execute in the bottom text-field (Just choose a name that you can understand)
    • Tick the box that says 'Set selected application as default for this file type'
    • Click 'OK'
  • Now you're back in the window with the File Properties
    • Click the tab that says 'Permissions'.
    • Set all permissions to:
      • View content: Anyone
      • Change content: Only owner
      • Execute: NobodySet file permissions
    • Click 'OK'
  • Now we will have to change the access permissions to that script.
    • Right click the Pi-Assistant folder.
    • Click 'Properties'
    • Click the tab that says 'Permissions'
    • Set all permissions to 'Only owner'
      • View content: Only owner
      • Change content: Only owner
      • Execute: Only owner
    • Click 'OK'
  • Now double click Pi-Assistant.py.Set folder permissions
  • Now you're good to go!

 

Notice:

This script will launch two windows, a GUI (or Graphical User Interface) and a terminal. When launching Pi-Assistant.py this terminal window is still blank, once you click a button in the GUI, it will run some code in this terminal. It will also be used to prompt you when a decision needs to be made (for instance when updating your system).

Pi-Assistant is designed to make life easy for the novice-user by using a simple clickable GUI. All buttons you see, are linked to Shell-commands, those commands are executed in the Terminal. Be sure to check that when executing an operation, it will often prompt you with simple questions, display error messages and give suggestions to fix those errors. It will also tell you when an operation has been finished.