How to Install and Uninstall s3fs on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 6, 2022

s3fs is a FUSE filesystem that allows you to mount an Amazon S3 bucket as a local filesystem. It stores files natively and transparently in S3 (i.e., you can use other programs to access the same files). Maximum file size is 5 TB when using multipart upload. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install s3fs on Ubuntu 22.04.

Prerequisites to install

  • Operating system: s3fs needs Ubuntu 22.04 to work
  • Privileges: Verify that you can execute the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install s3fs on Ubuntu 22.04

Install s3fs Ubuntu 22.04

s3fs 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 s3fs using APT

This is one of the most popular methods for installing Ubuntu packages because it’s easy to follow, even if you are a newbie in Linux. Following these instructions to get s3fs on your Ubuntu.

Step 1: You must update the APT package repository cache before attempting 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: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. You can now install s3fs Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt-get -y install s3fs

Install s3fs using Aptitude

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

sudo apt-get -y install aptitude

After that, you can now install s3fs, just 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 download new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing this Linux command:

sudo apt update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. You can now install s3fs Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo aptitude install s3fs

Uninstall s3fs on Ubuntu 22.04

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

If you installed s3fs using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall s3fs on Ubuntu by running this command

sudo apt remove --auto-remove s3fs

You can also execute this command if you want to uninstall s3fs and remove its data and dependencies:

sudo apt autoremove --purge s3fs

Summary

In this tutorial, I showed you ways to install s3fs on Ubuntu 22.04 and some ways to uninstall s3fs too. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any assistance. I’m delighted to respond to them.