If you happen to use windows OS on your machine and don't wish to install another OS and wish to run some scripts by @inertia or your own script,you can run it virtually using VMPlayer.
Step2: Download Ubuntu 16.04
Step3: Install VMPlayer and click on create new virtual machine
Step4: Click on browse and select ubuntu iso file downloaded earlier.
Step5: Type any username you wish and password for new OS
Step6: Click on next
Step7: Click on finish
Step8: Ubuntu will now install, this should take some time...
Step9: Enter your password and your all set!!