Audacity is an Open-source audio editing, recording, and playing application which can be used across varying platforms such as Linux, macOS, and Windows.
Here at Ibmi Media, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Open-Source Software Installation tasks on Linux systems.
In this context, we shall look into how you can install Audacity on a Linux Mint 20 system.
Steps to install Audacity on our Linux Mint 20 System
To install Audacity on Linux Mint 20, you need to perform the below outlined steps.
1. Install the Audacity PPA Repository
To begin, we will install the Audacity PPA repository on our system with the below command:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/audacity
2. Perform system update
After the successful addition of the Audacity PPA repository to our system, we will execute the update below command:
$ sudo apt update
3. Install Audacity
Now, we can install Audacity on our system by running the below command:
$ sudo apt install audacity
4. Verify Audacity Installation
Now, we can confirm the installation of Audacity on our Linux Mint 20 system by running the following command:
$ audacity --version
This command will display the exact version of Audacity installed on the system.
How to Launch Audacity through Linux Mint 20 Terminal ?
You can launch Audacity through the terminal of Linux Mint 20 by running the following command:
This will display the interface of Audacity.
How to Uninstall Audacity from our Linux Mint 20 System ?
Audacity can be uninstalled from a Linux Mint 20 machine by doing the following:
1. First, you need to remove Audacity from your system with the help of the "autoremove" command shown below:
$ sudo apt-get purge --autoremove audacity
2. After that, you can also remove the Audacity PPA repository by running the following command:
$ sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/audacity
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