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Automatic Video Library Manager for TV Shows. It watches for new episodes of your favorite shows, and when they are posted it does its magic. Development hosted on GitHub.



  1. Install pip for Python 3

      curl -s https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py | python3 - --user
  2. Add it to your PATH

      echo "PATH=\$HOME/.local/bin:\$PATH" >> ~/.bashrc && source ~/.bashrc


  1. Download SickRage.

     git clone https://github.com/SiCKRAGE/SiCKRAGE.git ~/sickrage
  2. Install python module dependencies

     pip3 install --user -U -r sickrage/requirements.txt
  3. Change Your Bash Timezone. If you haven't set your Bash Timezone, your logs and television schedule will be incorrect.

  4. Start SickRage. Port 28306 has been automatically generated for you, but you may use another 5 digit port between 10000 and 65535.

     python ~/sickrage/SiCKRAGE.py -p 28306 -d

You can now access SickRage at http://server.whatbox.ca:28306

Node.js (optional)

Node.js is required for certain search providers to function properly. Complete only the installation section.

Automatically Restart

Below are steps to take to have your SickRage instance automatically restart if it crashes, or if the server is rebooted.

  1. Make a file to be used for the script. touch ~/sickrage_restart.cron

  2. Edit the file and enter the text below. nano -w ~/sickrage_restart.cron

    if pgrep -fx "/usr/lib/python-exec/python2.7/python /home/anachronist/sickrage/SiCKRAGE.py -p 28306 -d" > /dev/null
        echo "SickRage is running."
        echo "SickRage is not running, starting SickRage"
         python ~/sickrage/SiCKRAGE.py -p 28306 -d
  3. Save the file with Ctrl+x, y and Enter to accept overwriting.

  4. Make the script executable. chmod +x ~/sickrage_restart.cron

  5. Open your crontab. EDITOR=nano crontab -e

  6. Enter the following text at the end of the file.

    @reboot /home/user/sickrage_restart.cron >/dev/null 2>&1
    */5 * * * * /home/user/sickrage_restart.cron >/dev/null 2>&1
  7. Save the crontab with Ctrl+x, y and Enter to accept overwriting.


  • Open your browser and navigate to http://server.whatbox.ca:28306 to access the SickRage web interface.