How To Install TagSpaces on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install TagSpaces on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install TagSpaces on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, TagSpaces is a privacy-aware, cross-platform file browser with note-taking capabilities. It helps you organize your files and folders with tags and colors. TagSpaces support cross-platform application available for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the TagSpaces File Manager on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install TagSpaces on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing TagSpaces on Ubuntu 20.04.

  • Install TagSpaces using the .deb package.

By default, TagSpaces is not available on Ubuntu 20.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to download the latest TagSpaces on your Ubuntu system:

wget https://github.com/tagspaces/tagspaces/releases/download/v4.2.1/tagspaces-linux-amd64-4.2.1.deb

Then, run the following command to install the downloaded package:

sudo dpkg -i tagspaces-linux-amd64-4.2.1.deb
  • Install TagSpaces using AppImage.

Now download the latest stable version of TagSpaces AppImage:

wget https://github.com/tagspaces/tagspaces/releases/download/v4.2.1/tagspaces-linux-x86_64-4.2.1.AppImage

Next, make the file executable by using your native file manager or run the following command:

chmod u+x tagspaces-linux-x86_64-4.2.1.AppImage

Then, you can simply start it with a double click or run the following command to install it through the terminal:

./tagspaces-linux-x86_64-4.2.1.AppImage

Step 3. Accessing TagSpaces on Ubuntu.

Once successfully installed, run the following path on your desktop to open with the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> TagSpaces.

Install TagSpaces on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Congratulations! You have successfully installed TagSpaces. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the TagSpaces File Manager on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official TagSpaces website.

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