How to Install and Uninstall gcap Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 8, 2022

gcap is a command line tool for retrieving YouTube closed captions. The retrieved closed captions are saved in SubRip (srt) file format. In this guide, I will show you how to install gcap on Ubuntu 22.04.

Requirements

  • Operating system: Ubuntu 22.04 is needed for gcap to work
  • Privileges: Make sure that you can run the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install gcap on Ubuntu 22.04

Install gcap Ubuntu 22.04

gcap is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you how to install it in various ways. Choose the one you believe is simple and easy to follow.

Install gcap using APT

This is one of the most popular methods for installing Ubuntu packages since it is simple to understand, even if you are a Linux novice. Following these instructions to install gcap on your Ubuntu 22.04.

Step 1: Obtain new packages from Ubuntu by updating the APT database. Launch the terminal and enter the following Linux command:

sudo apt update

Step 2: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. You can now install gcap Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt-get install gcap

Install gcap using Aptitude

Aptitude allows users to view a list of available packages and manage package installation, upgrade, and removal. If you haven’t already installed it on Ubuntu, run this command to do so.

sudo apt install aptitude

After installing aptitude, you can now install gcap by following these steps:

Step 1: Update the APT database to fetch new packages from Ubuntu. Launch the terminal and enter the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get -y update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating, you can install gcap Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo aptitude -y install gcap

Uninstall gcap on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever thought that uninstalling an application from Ubuntu might be challenging? You’re wrong; any program, not just a gcap, can be easily uninstalled by anyone.

You can uninstall gcap on Ubuntu by running this command if you installed it using APT or Aptitude.

sudo apt remove --auto-remove gcap

You can also execute this command if you want to uninstall gcap and remove its data and dependencies:

sudo apt autoremove --purge gcap

Summary

In this tutorial, I showed you ways to install gcap on Ubuntu 22.04 and ways to uninstall gcap too. If you need any help, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m very glad to answer them.