How to Uninstall or Install wmget Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 10, 2022

wmget is a dock app for the GNU Window Maker window manager (or one of the many other WM’s which support dockapps) which makes it more convenient to perform long downloads in the background. It uses the excellent libcurl library, part of the cURL automated-download program, to perform file retrieval. In this guide, I will show you how to install wmget on Ubuntu 22.04.

Software Requirement

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

Prerequisites to install wmget on Ubuntu 22.04

Install wmget Ubuntu 22.04

wmget 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 wmget 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 instructions to get wmget 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 fetch new packages from Ubuntu. Launching the terminal and entering the following Linux command:

sudo apt update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating, you can install wmget Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and executing it.

sudo apt-get -y install wmget

Install wmget using Aptitude

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

sudo apt-get install aptitude

Then, you can now install wmget by following these steps:

Step 1: Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Launching the terminal and entering the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo aptitude install wmget

Uninstall wmget 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 wmget.

If you installed wmget using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall wmget on Ubuntu by following this step:

sudo apt remove --auto-remove wmget

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

sudo apt autoremove --purge wmget

Summary

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