How to install spacefm On Ubuntu 16.04 Lts? Uninstall and remove spacefm Package

In this tutorial you will learn how to update and install spacefm On Ubuntu 16.04 Lts? Learn how to uninstall and completely remove the package spacefm from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Operating System.



Quick installation of spacefm:

Step 1: Update system:

	sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Install: spacefm

Ater updaing the OS run following command to install the packae:

	sudo apt-get install spacefm

Package Details

Maintainer:Ubuntu Developers
Home page:
Description:Multi-panel tabbed file manager - GTK2 version
Distro:Ubuntu 16.04
Release:Xenial Xerus

How to install spacefm on Ubuntu 16.04?

How to install spacefm On Ubuntu 16.04 Lts? Uninstall and remove spacefm Package

First of all update your system with the command:

sudo apt-get update


Above command will download the package lists for Ubuntu 16.04 on your system. This will update the list of newest versions of packages and its dependencies on your system.

After downloading the latest package list with the help of above you can run the installation process.

If spacefm is not installed on your compter then the command 'dpkg -L spacefm' will give followin error.

deepak@deepakub16:~$ dpkg -L spacefm
dpkg-query: package 'spacefm' is not installed
Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files,
and dpkg --contents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents.

Installing spacefm:

After system update use the following command to install spacefm:

sudo apt-get install spacefm

Above command will confirm before installing the package on your Ubuntu 16.04 Operating System. If you are not already logged in as su, installer will ask you the root password. After completion of the installation you can use the package on your system.

How to uninstall/remove spacefm from Ubuntu 16.04?

Now we will see the commands for uninstalling the spacefm from Ubuntu 16.04. For uninstalling this package you can easily use the apt command and remove the package from Linux Operating System.

To remove the spacefm following command is used:

sudo apt-get remove  spacefm

Following command is used to remove the spacefm package along with its dependencies:

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove spacefm

This will remove spacefm and all its dependent packages which is no longer needed in the system.

Completely removing spacefm with all configuration files:

Following command should be used with care as it deletes all the configuration files and data:

sudo apt-get purge spacefm

or you can use following command also:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove spacefm

Above command will remove all the configuration files and data associated with spacefm package. You can can't recover the delete data, so, use this command with care.