How to Uninstall or Install task-spooler on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 22, 2022

Task spooler is a Unix batch system where the tasks spooled run one after the other. Each user in each system has his own job queue. The tasks are run in the correct context (that of enqueue) from any shell/process, and its output/results can be easily watched. It is very useful when you know that your commands depend on a lot of RAM, a lot of disk use, give a lot of output, or for whatever reason it’s better not to run them at the same time. In this tutorial, I will show you ways to install task-spooler Ubuntu 22.04.

Prerequisites to install

  • Operating system: Ubuntu 22.04 or older versions with more than 2GB RAM
  • Privileges: Make sure you are able to execute sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install task-spooler on Ubuntu 22.04

Install task-spooler Ubuntu 22.04

task-spooler 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 task-spooler 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 instructions to get task-spooler on your Ubuntu 22.04.

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. After updating, you can install task-spooler Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and pressing Enter.

sudo apt-get -y install task-spooler

Install task-spooler using Aptitude

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

sudo apt -y install aptitude

After installing, you can now install task-spooler by 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. Launching the terminal and entering the following Linux command:

sudo apt -y update

Step 2: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can install task-spooler Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and executing it.

sudo aptitude -y install task-spooler

Uninstall task-spooler on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever thought that uninstalling an application from Ubuntu is difficult? You are mistaken; Anyone can easily uninstall any program, not just task-spooler.

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

sudo apt remove --auto-remove task-spooler

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

sudo apt autoremove --purge task-spooler

Conclusion

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