Linux - How to Install AppImage
Installing an AppImage on Linux is easy. I would view this as the future of package management on Linux. We’re going to show you how they work. You don’t actually have to install an AppImage at all. You just make them executable and run them.
To install an AppImage on Linux:
- Step 1: Download the .appimage file
- Step 2: Make it executable
- Step 3: Run the file directly
Linux - How to Install AppImage - Details
You can can “install” from the command line like this.
Make the file executable:
chmod a+x myExampleApplication.AppImage
Run the file like this:
If you want to run from the desktop without using a terminal you can do that too.
Just right click on the file and select properties. Go to permissions and make sure that you have executed permissions checked off.
Once you have done this, you should be able to double click the application to run it.
What are AppImages?
AppImages are a type of software package for Linux. They help to address many pain points with existing package managers.
Here are some of the features that set them apart:
- No need for root permissions
- No need to actually install
- One package runs on multiple distros
- You can just run it from a disk
- Just delete to uninstall
- Doesn’t need to touch the system
- Dependency free ( if built correctly )
- Can be easily distributed by the original author
- Single file for the application
Delete / Uninstall an AppImage
To delete an AppImage, just delete the file. That is part of the beauty of doing things this way.