Telegram Messenger is a multi-platform messaging app which focuses on both speed and security. In this tutorial, we are going to install Telegram CLI on an Ubuntu VPS. Telegram CLI doesn't have any pre-built packages, so we will have to compile it from source.
Telegram has a few dependencies. Install the following packages by running the command below.
sudo apt-get install gcc libreadline-dev libconfig-dev libssl-dev lua5.2 liblua5.2-dev libevent-dev libjansson-dev libpython-dev make git
Clone the Telegram CLI git repo.
git clone --recursive https://github.com/vysheng/tg.git
Navigate to the
tg folder, configure, and make the program.
cd tg ./configure make
Finally, move the executable to
mv /bin/telegram-cli /bin/
The installation is now complete. You can now run the command
telegram-cli from your shell. For further reading, Telegram CLI commands are listed on the Telegram CLI GitHub page in the "Supported Commands" section.