Ways to Install and Uninstall agent-transfer on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 17, 2022

agent-transfer is a simple utility to extract a secret RSA or Ed25519 key from GnuPG’s gpg-agent and send it to a running ssh-agent. This is useful for those who prefer the runtime semantics and behavior of OpenSSH’s ssh-agent, but whose secret keys are held in long-term storage by GnuPG’s gpg-agent. I will show you how to install agent-transfer on Ubuntu 22.04 in this guide.

Software Requirement

  • Operating system: agent-transfer needs Ubuntu 22.04 to work
  • Privileges: Verify that you can execute the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install agent-transfer on Ubuntu 22.04

Install agent-transfer Ubuntu 22.04

agent-transfer is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you some ways to install it. Choose the one you believe is simple and easy to follow.

Install agent-transfer using APT

This is a popular method for installing any Ubuntu packages because it is simple to understand, even if you are a Linux beginner. Following these steps to get agent-transfer on your Ubuntu 22.04.

Step 1: Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Launching the terminal and entering the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Start installing the packages on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating, you can install agent-transfer Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt install agent-transfer

Install agent-transfer using Aptitude

You must run this command to install Aptitude if you haven’t already done so on Ubuntu.

sudo apt install aptitude

After that, you can now install agent-transfer by following these steps:

Step 1: The APT package repository cache needs to be updated before you try to install, update, or remove any packages. Update the APT database to fetch new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing this Linux command:

sudo apt -y update

Step 2: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can now install agent-transfer Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and pressing Enter.

sudo aptitude -y install agent-transfer

Uninstall agent-transfer on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever considered how challenging it might be to uninstall an application from Ubuntu? You’re wrong, anyone can easily uninstall any program, not just a agent-transfer.

If you installed agent-transfer using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall agent-transfer on Ubuntu by executing this command

sudo apt remove --auto-remove agent-transfer

To uninstall agent-transfer and remove its data and dependencies, you can also use the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge agent-transfer


In this guide, I showed you ways to install agent-transfer on Ubuntu 22.04 and some ways to uninstall agent-transfer too. Please contact me if you require any assistance. I’d be delighted to respond.