Many individuals, especially bioinformaticians, data scientists, and computer scientists, frequently work in the operating system Linux/Unix for much of their work. If you are one of those people, then rather than a standard download and click to install, instead you can download Inkscape on the Terminal.
In my case, I work on the terminal via Rstudio Server which is running on a Ubuntu, an open source operating system on Linux.
Below is the code to run and install Inkscape in Ubuntu (20.04, 20.10, 21.04 and 21.10):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:inkscape.dev/stable sudo apt update sudo apt install inkscape
If you are on a later version of Ubuntu, see the link to find a stable version that matches your install. https://launchpad.net/~inkscape.dev/+archive/ubuntu/stable
No worries! Opening the terminal is easy and nothing to be fearful of. There are two main approaches to opening the terminal.
Once it is open, simply copy and paste the commands. You will require administrator access to run them, so make sure to have that password ready.