AnyDesk is a remote desktop software you can connect to your computer remotely and work from anywhere without being limited by the location of an internet connection. It is a cross-platform software that provides secure remote access for file transfer or VPN features but also works well as just another tool in professionals’ arsenal when they need more control over what’s going on their machine than someone else might offer them – whether it be family members who don’t understand how technology works yet; company executives looking at data differently because these people have much bigger picture view.
The following tutorial will teach you how to install AnyDesk on Debian 11 Bullseye. The tutorial will import the official repository and gpg key and update and remove the remote desktop software using the command line terminal.
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Before proceeding with the tutorial, ensuring your system is up-to-date with all existing packages is good.
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y
The following dependencies will need to be installed. Most of these packages are already on your system, but running the command can help ensure they’re installed.
sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2 -y
If you skip and encounter issues, return and just run the command.
The first step is to import the GPG key to verify the authenticity of the packages. In your terminal, execute the following command to import to your keychain.
sudo wget -O- https://keys.anydesk.com/repos/DEB-GPG-KEY | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/anydesk.gpg
Next, import the AnyDesk repository.
echo 'deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/anydesk.gpg] http://deb.anydesk.com/ all main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk.list
Now run an APT update to reflect the newly imported repository.
sudo apt update
Finally, you can install the AnyDesk using the following command.
sudo apt install anydesk -y
How to Launch AnyDesk
Launching can be done in a few ways now that you have the software installed.
Using the command line terminal, you can open it quickly by using the following command.
The best way to use AnyDesk for desktop users that prefer not to use the command line terminal is to open the GUI of the application by following the path.
Activities > Show Applications > AnyDesk.
Once open, you can begin using AnyDesk by connecting to a remote PC by getting its address.
How to Update AnyDesk
The software should update by itself with your system packages for desktop users using the APT package manager. For users who want to check manually, use the following command in your terminal.
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
How to Remove (Uninstall) AnyDesk
When you no longer want the video conference software installed on your system, use the following command to remove it.
sudo apt autoremove anydesk --purge -y
Remove the repository if you plan not to re-install AnyDesk again.
sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk.list
After removing the repository list file, remove the GPG.
sudo rm /usr/share/keyrings/anydesk.gpg
Comments and Conclusion
AnyDesk is a remote desktop software that was first released in 2011. It allows us to connect to a computer remotely and is used by millions of people across the globe. It is a cross-platform software that provides platform independent remote access to different PCs and other host devices. It provides remote access, file transfer, VPN features, and secure and reliable access to IT professionals who need to work on different systems simultaneously or manage multiple computers from one place.
AnyDesk has some unique features, such as low latency video streaming, making it possible for users to have a great experience while working on their projects even if they are connecting from different parts of the world. Its intuitive interface also sets it apart from other remote desktops.