The terminal emulator is one of the most controversial applications in Linux. There are many terminal emulators, but in this post, I will show you How to Install and Uninstall Alacritty Terminal - the fastest linux terminal emulator.
What is Alacritty?
Alacritty Terminal is a cross-platform, GPU-accelerated terminal emulator works on macOS, Ubuntu, BSD, and Windows. It’s free and open-source software that strongly focus on simplicity and performance. And it features Vi mode, search, Vi search etc.
|OS||Linux - Ubuntu 18.04 to 21.10 with 2GB RAM (4GB preferable)|
|Access||Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.|
Option 1: Install Alacritty on Ubuntu using APT
Step 1: Open up your linux terminal emulator
Firstly, We need to open your terminal to run any command
Step 2: Add the PPA to your Linux
The system will prompt you to press enter to continue
Step 3: Update the latest versions of the packages
Step 4: Start installation with the latest version
Now you can start the installation with this command.
Don’t forget to check if is installed correctly.
Option 2: Install Alacritty from Source Code
Step 1: Clone the source code
Before compiling Alacritty Terminal, you’ll have to first clone the source code by using these ubuntu commands:
Step 2: Install the Rust compiler with rustup
- Install rustup.rs
- To make sure you have the right Rust compiler installed, run these ubuntu commands:
Step 3: Install Alacritty dependencies
These are the very minimal requirements for building; however, some installations may require extra dependencies.
If you’re using Wayland with an Nvidia GPU, you’ll probably want to install the EGL drivers as well (these are called libegl1-mesa-dev on Ubuntu).
Building Alacritty Terminal
If all goes well, this should place a binary at target/release/alacritty.
Create Desktop Entry
Many Linux and BSD distributions support desktop entries for adding applications to system menus. This will create a desktop shortcut for this powerful tool:
How to Uninstall Alacritty?
If you installed Alacritty using APT, you can uninstall by following these steps
When it is uninstalled, you should remove this PPA to make your Ubuntu clean.
That’s what there is to it. You’ve completed the installation and setup of the Alacritty Terminal Emulator on Ubuntu.