How Install Audacity Ubuntu Linux using terminal

 How Install Audacity Ubuntu Linux using terminal


What is Audacity?

Audacity is a software that does not need an introduction if you are dealing in the audio and video editing. It is free and open source audio editing software that is available to download for Windows, Mac, Linux, as Source, Legacy Mac, and Legacy Windows systems. It is light editing tool which can be installed on the Windows system easily but for Linux such as Ubuntu and more using command line terminal, first, you need to add its PPA repo/ repository. Actually, Audacity doesn’t provide official PPA repo that’s why a third party has created an unofficial PPA for Audacity which we are going to use here that also works for the version of Linux Mint.

Install Audacity on Ubuntu via Command terminal

1.Open the command Terminal in Ubuntu Linux
  • Note: Either go to click on App launcher and search for ‘Terminal‘
  • OR just press Ctrl+Alt+T

2.After opening the Terminal type the below command to add the Audacity.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/audacity

3. When you enter the above command the Ubuntu will ask for the root password

4.After adding the Audacity repository run the update command

sudo apt-get update

5.Once the update completed, run the Audacity installation command on your Ubuntu Linux

sudo apt-get install audacity

6.Now go to Search your computer and type Audacity.

Uninstall Audacity from Ubuntu Linux

To remove the PPA repository, launch Software & Updates utility and navigate to ‘Other Software’ tab.

To remove Audacity audio software, either use system package manager or run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove audacity audacity-data

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