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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.


Install prey-node-clientAUR from the AUR.


Note: Create an account on Prey's website if you have not done so already.

CLI configuration

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


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 configuration

You can use the GUI to configure prey:

# prey_project config gui


To troubleshoot, run

$ prey_project config check