ownCloud is an efficient cross-platform software used for file hosting services. Originally, ownCloud works pretty much like Dropbox, however, there are such plugins available with the help of which you can make it function like Google Drive.
Here at Ibmi Media, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related file hosting queries on Linux systems.
In this context, we shall look into how to install ownCloud on a Linux Mint 20 system.
To install ownCloud on Linux Mint 20 run the below command:
$ sudo apt install owncloud-client
Once ownCloud has been installed successfully, we can confirm its installation by executing the following command:
$ owncloud --version
Soon after executing this command, the version of ownCloud will appear on the terminal.
Finally, we can launch ownCloud on our Linux Mint 20 system by running the following command:
Now the welcome window of ownCloud will be displayed on your terminal.
To uninstall ownCloud from Linux Mint 20, we will just run the following command:
$ sudo apt-get purge --autoremove owncloud-client
This article covers how you can install ownCloud on your Linux Mint 20 machine and use it for creating and using your own file hosting services that can provide you with the functionality of Dropbox and Google Drive.