AppImage's in Ubuntu

17 Jul 2021

AppImages are basically self contained scripts that can be run without installation.

We first need to make it executable via chmod +x name.AppImage.

Then we can run it via ./name.AppImage.

Integrating with Ubuntu

It’s useful to integrate the AppImage into Ubuntu itself we can do this via the following steps:

  1. Move the AppImage into a directory in your PATH (for me ~/bin)
  2. Create a new file in ~/.local/share/applications with called <name-of-software>.desktop
  3. Fill in the file with the following details:
[Desktop Entry]
  1. Done!

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