# minecraft.pl install Shelf.zip # minecraft.pl install --jar /usr/local/bin/jar Shelf.zip # minecraft.pl backup # minecraft.pl restore # minecraft.pl restore --verbose
OK, it had to be done. I'd be trying to look for a decent module manager for Linux to no avail. I was being directed to sites bloated with adverts, 404s, hoaxes and basically just no luck at all. I found installing Minecraft mods on Linux not as easy as I did on Windows with Winrar. The jar file always becomes corrupt so I gave up and wrote App-minecraft. You can easily backup and restore a previous version, which it keeps in a hidden directory so it doesn't clutter your filesystem. Installing a mod is as simple as passing it the name of a zip file. It will then unpack your jar into a temp directory, copy the zip across and unzip it, remove the zip, build your jar and then clean up the temp directory it had created. All you're left with is a modded Minecraft. Nice, eh? It's still very simple. Please don't place too much faith in it just yet - things will probably go wrong, but you'll always have the backup and restore option, so don't worry too much, as long as you use them ;-)
In the future I would like it to keep track of the modded files so you can uninstall a particular mod, which you can't currently do.