Install Picocrypt on Linux Mint 20 - Step by step guide ?

Install Picocrypt on Linux Mint 20 - Step by step guide ?

Picocrypt is a very handy encryption tool that can be used for protecting your files. It has such a simple and minimalistic interface that it gets very convenient to use it. 

Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Linux system tools installation queries.

In this context, we shall look into the complete installation procedure of Picocrypt on a Linux Mint 20 system.

Steps to install Picocrypt on Linux Mint 20

1. Install  Snap Package Manager on the system

To begin, you need to have the Snap Package Manager installed on your system.

On Linux Mint 20, /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref needs to be removed before Snap can be installed. This can be accomplished from the command line:

$ sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref
$ sudo apt update

To install snap from the Software Manager application, search for snapd and click Install.

Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install snapd

2. Install Picocrypt on the system

You can install Picocrypt by executing the following command:

$ sudo snap install picocrypt

How to Launch Picocrypt from Linux Mint 20 ?

If you want to launch Picocrypt through your system's terminal, then you will have to execute the following command:

$ picocrypt

This will display the interface of the Picocrypt utility.

How to uninstall Picocrypt from Linux Mint 20 ?

You can uninstall Picocrypt from your system by running the below command:

$ sudo snap remove picocrypt

Now you will see a message on your terminal showing that Picocrypt has been successfully removed from our Linux Mint 20 system.

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This article covers install Picocrypt on your Linux Mint 20 system. In fact, you can use it to encrypt all your important files.

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