How to Install or Uninstall spacefm Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 6, 2022

SpaceFM is a multi-panel tabbed file and desktop manager for Linux with built-in VFS, udev or HAL-based device manager, customizable menu system and bash integration. In this guide, I will show you ways to install spacefm Ubuntu 22.04.

Software Requirement

  • OS: spacefm needs Ubuntu 22.04 to work
  • Privileges: Check that you can run sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install spacefm on Ubuntu 22.04

Install spacefm Ubuntu 22.04

spacefm 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 spacefm using APT

This is one of the popular ways to install any Ubuntu packages because it’s easy to follow, even if you are a newbie in Linux. Following these steps to install spacefm on your Ubuntu 22.04.

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. 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, you can install spacefm Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and pressing Enter.

sudo apt-get -y install spacefm

Install spacefm 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 install aptitude

After that, you can now install spacefm, just following these steps:

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 fetch new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing the following Linux command:

sudo apt update

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

sudo aptitude -y install spacefm

Uninstall spacefm 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.

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

sudo apt remove --auto-remove spacefm

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

sudo apt autoremove --purge spacefm

Conclusion

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