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How to Install uGet on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

uGet is a lightweight download manager that is perfect for those who want to speed up their downloads without installing a bloated program. It’s also open-source, which means the code is available for anyone who wants to take a look and make modifications as they see fit. This could be great news if you are looking for a specific feature that isn’t currently offered by uGet or if you are encountering any problems with the program.

uGet comes packaged as a portable Windows app and an installer for GNU/Linux users. This makes it easy to use regardless of your operating system preference and allows you to keep it on your USB drive to take it with you wherever you go.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install or upgrade to the latest version of uGet download manager on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa using a recommended Launchpad PPA repository by the uGet team to provide the most up-to-date version using the command line terminal.

Update Ubuntu

Update your Ubuntu operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

Install Dependecies

Use the following command to install or check if the packages are installed.

sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https -y

Import uGet Download Manager PPA

First, import the “uGet” team PPA that contains the latest up-to-date version uGet.

Use the following command to import the PPA as follows.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:uget-team/ppa -y

Install uGet Download Manager

Before running the installation command, run an apt update to reflect the new imported PPA.

sudo apt-get update

Install the software using the following command.

sudo apt install uget -y

Launch uGet Download Manager

Now that you have the software installed, launching can be done in a few ways.

In your terminal, use the following command.

uget-gtk

If you would like to launch and use the terminal simultaneously, send it to the background.

uget-gtk &

However, this isn’t practical for desktop users, and you would use the following path on your desktop to open with the path: Activities > Show Applications > uGet

Example:

How to Install uGet on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Once the application has launched, you will arrive at your default landing screen.

How to Install uGet on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

How to Update uGet Download Manager

The software should update by itself with your system packages for desktop users, using the APT package manager. For users that would like to check manually, use the following command in your terminal.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

How to Remove (Uninstall) uGet Download Manager

uGet, when installed, adds quite a few dependencies, so ideally, using the autoremove command is best to keep your system clean and not bloated.

sudo apt autoremove uget -y

Next, remove the imported PPA if you have no desire to re-install the software, the command will see the same as importing but with the --remove syntax added to the command.

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:uget-team/ppa -y

Comments and Conclusion

In the tutorial, you have learned how to install the latest version of uGet on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

If you are looking for a powerful and lightweight download manager, uGet is worth checking out. It has all the features you need to get the job done, plus it is open source and available on multiple platforms. Give it a try today!



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