How to Install or Uninstall libwps-tools Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 26, 2022

libwps is a library (for use by word processors, for example) for importing the Microsoft Works word processor file format. As of November 2006, the project is new, but it imports Works format versions 2, 3, 4, and 8 with some formatting. Support for Works formats version 2000 (aka 5) is coming soon. In this tutorial, I will show you ways to install libwps-tools Ubuntu 22.04.


  • Operating system: Ubuntu 22.04 is needed for libwps-tools to work
  • Privileges: Verify that you can execute the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install libwps-tools on Ubuntu 22.04

Install libwps-tools Ubuntu 22.04

libwps-tools is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you some ways to install it. Choose the one that you think is easy and you can follow.

Install libwps-tools using APT

This is a popular method for installing any Ubuntu packages because it’s easy to follow, even if you are a newbie in Linux. Following these steps to install libwps-tools on your Ubuntu.

Step 1: Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing this Linux command:

sudo apt -y update

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

sudo apt -y install libwps-tools

Install libwps-tools using Aptitude

With Aptitude, users can view a list of available packages and manage their installation, upgrade, and removal of packages. If you didn’t install it on Ubuntu, you need to install it by executing this command.

sudo apt-get install aptitude

After installing, you can now install libwps-tools, just following these steps:

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo aptitude install libwps-tools

Uninstall libwps-tools 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 libwps-tools, can be easily uninstalled by anyone.

If you installed libwps-tools using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall libwps-tools on Ubuntu by following this step:

sudo apt remove --auto-remove libwps-tools

If you want to uninstall libwps-tools and delete its data and dependencies, you can also run the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge libwps-tools


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