How to Uninstall and Install ncbi-acc-download on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 25, 2022

This package provides a script to download sequences from GenBank/RefSeq by accession through the NCBI ENTREZ API. In this guide, I will show you how to install ncbi-acc-download on Ubuntu 22.04.


  • OS: Ubuntu 22.04 is needed for ncbi-acc-download to work
  • Privileges: Check that you can run sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install ncbi-acc-download on Ubuntu 22.04

Install ncbi-acc-download Ubuntu 22.04

ncbi-acc-download 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 ncbi-acc-download using APT

This is a popular method for installing Ubuntu packages since it’s simple to understand, even if you’re new to Linux. Following these steps to install ncbi-acc-download on your Ubuntu.

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

sudo apt update

Step 2: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating, you can install ncbi-acc-download Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt install ncbi-acc-download

Install ncbi-acc-download using Aptitude

Users can manage their installation, upgrade, and removal of packages with Aptitude and view a list of the packages that are currently available. If you haven’t already installed it on Ubuntu, run this command to do so.

sudo apt-get install aptitude

After installing aptitude, you can now install ncbi-acc-download by following these steps:

Step 1: You must update the APT package repository cache before attempting to install, update, or remove any packages. Update the APT database to fetch new packages from Ubuntu. Launching the terminal and entering the following Linux command:

sudo apt -y update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can install ncbi-acc-download Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and pressing Enter.

sudo aptitude -y install ncbi-acc-download

Uninstall ncbi-acc-download on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever considered how difficult it is to uninstall an application from Ubuntu? You are mistaken; anyone, not just package administrators, can easily uninstall any program.

This command can be used to uninstall ncbi-acc-download from Ubuntu 22.04 if it was installed using APT or Aptitude.

sudo apt remove --auto-remove ncbi-acc-download

You can also execute this command if you want to uninstall ncbi-acc-download and remove its data and dependencies:

sudo apt autoremove --purge ncbi-acc-download


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