Hello, friends. In this tutorial, you will learn how to install Owncloud Desktop client on Debian / Ubuntu. This step is important to get the most out of the tool.
In a recent post I have explained you how to install Owncloud on Ubuntu 22.04 It is a good idea to start with that post.
Owncloud desktop client
According to Owncloud official documentation,
The Desktop App enables users to access and sync files and folders from their ownCloud, work on remote files right from the desktop as if they were stored on their computer – because they are. Continuous synchronization to and from the ownCloud server provides ease of use combined with comprehensive access control.
So, it is critical to have it on the computer to get the most productivity out of using this tool.
One of the positive aspects of using it is that it is quite lightweight and does not take up too many system resources.
Moreover, you will be able to manage multiple Owncloud accounts with this application. You can also generate public links from the context menu and view files easily.
Install Owncloud on Debian / Ubuntu
For the entire Linux ecosystem, an AppImage file is available that you can download and easily run to have the application available.
In the case of Debian and Ubuntu, you can use a specific repository that provides the latest stable version and an update method along with the system.
Install Owncloud desktop client on Debian 11
For Debian 11 it is necessary to open a terminal and update the whole system
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Then, download the GPG key from it and add it to the system:
wget -nv https://download.owncloud.com/desktop/ownCloud/stable/latest/linux/Debian_11/Release.key -O - | sudo apt-key add -
Now refresh APT
sudo apt update
And install the client
sudo apt install owncloud-client
When the installation is finished, you will be able to run it from the main menu.
Install Owncloud desktop client on Ubuntu 22.04
The process is quite similar, but the repository is different.
First, add the GPG key for it
wget -nv https://download.owncloud.com/desktop/ownCloud/stable/latest/linux/Ubuntu_22.04/Release.key -O - | sudo apt-key add -
Add the repository in question
echo 'deb https://download.owncloud.com/desktop/ownCloud/stable/latest/linux/Ubuntu_22.04/ /' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/owncloud.list
Refresh APT and install the tool.
sudo apt update sudo apt install owncloud-client
You can also run it from the main menu.
In this tutorial, you learned how to install the Owncloud client so that you can use it to get the most out of the tool.