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.

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If you are familiar with the terminal:

Below is the code to run and install Inkscape in Ubuntu (20.04, 20.10, 21.04 and 21.10):

sudo add-apt-repository
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.

If you are new to the terminal

No worries! Opening the terminal is easy and nothing to be fearful of. There are two main approaches to opening the terminal.

  1. Right click and select Open Terminal
  2. Use the Search option, type Terminal and select the application to open.

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.