How to Install or Uninstall polybar Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 10, 2022

Polybar aims to help users build beautiful and highly customizable status bars for their desktop environment, without the need of having a black belt in shell scripting. I will show you how to install polybar on Ubuntu 22.04 in this tutorial.

Requirements to install

  • OS: Ubuntu 22.04 is needed for polybar to work
  • Privileges: Make sure you are able to execute sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install polybar on Ubuntu 22.04

Install polybar Ubuntu 22.04

polybar 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 polybar using APT

This is one of the popular ways to install any Ubuntu packages because it is simple to understand, even if you are a Linux novice. Following these steps to install polybar on your Ubuntu.

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 download new packages from Ubuntu. Launch the terminal and enter 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 polybar Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and executing it.

sudo apt install polybar

Install polybar using Aptitude

If you haven’t already installed Aptitude on Ubuntu, run this command to do so.

sudo apt -y install aptitude

After that, you can now install polybar by following these steps:

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

sudo apt -y update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. You can now install polybar Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo aptitude -y install polybar

Uninstall polybar 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 polybar.

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

sudo apt remove --auto-remove polybar

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

sudo apt autoremove --purge polybar

Ending

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