Prey

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Prey is a multi-OS anti-theft, data security, and management platform that helps you track your computer when it is stolen.

Installation

Install prey-node-clientAUR from the AUR.

Configuration

Note: Create an account on Prey's website if you have not done so already.
Tip: You can configure Prey using either the CLI config or the GUI config.

CLI config

Configure your device with your Prey account:

# prey_project config account setup

Follow on-screen instructions.

To activate your configuration, run prey_project config activate as user prey. One way to accomplish this is with sudo -u prey prey_project config activate.

Tip: The installer automatically starts and enables the systemd service prey-agent.service to activate Prey at boot. You can check if it's loaded and running with # systemctl status prey-agent.service

Plugins

To enable/disable plugins, you must run # prey_project config plugins. Read on-screen instructions to list the available plugins and enable/disable them.

GUI config

You can use the GUI config to configure prey. Launch the GUI with:

# prey_project config gui
Tip: The installer automatically starts and enables the systemd service prey-agent.service to activate Prey at boot. You can check if it's loaded and running with # systemctl status prey-agent.service

Troubleshooting

To troubleshoot, run

$ prey_project config check