AnyDesk is a cross-platform remote desktop tool which allows you to connect with any device remotely while staying miles apart from it. With the help of this application, you can control any device (regardless of its operating system) remotely and can conveniently share files with it. Also, AnyDesk application supports the VPN functionality.
Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Remote Software Installation queries on Linux Systems.
In this context, we shall look into the procedure of installing this application on a Linux Mint 20 machine.
To get AnyDesk application installed on Linux System, you need to follow the steps outlined below.
1. Install the GnuPG Encryption Tool
To begin, you need to install the GnuPG encryption tool on your system which can be done with the command shown below:
$ sudo apt install –y gnupg2
2. Import the Repository GPG Key
Now, you need to import the repository GPG key with the following command:
$ wget –qO – https://keys.anydesk.com/repos/DEB-GPG-KEY | sudo apt-key add –
You will see an "OK" message in response to this command which implies that the key has been added successfully.
3. Add the AnyDesk Repository to your System
Now, you need to add the AnyDesk repository to your system with the command shown below:
$ sudo sh –c 'echo "deb http://deb.anydesk.com/ all main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk.list'
4. Confirm the Addition of AnyDesk Repository to your System
You can also confirm the addition of AnyDesk repository to your system by running the "cat" command:
$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk.list
5. Update your System
Now, you need to update your system for these changes to take place. To do so, run the command below:
$ sudo apt update
6. Install AnyDesk on your System
After updating your system, you can install AnyDesk on it with the help of the command shown below:
$ sudo apt install anydesk
7. Launch AnyDesk on your System
Now, you need to launch AnyDesk on your system by executing the following command:
This will display the main interface of AnyDesk application.
If you want to remove AnyDesk from your system, then you can execute the following command for it:
$ sudo apt-get purge --autoremove anydesk
This article covers how to install AnyDesk on your Linux system which can be used as a remote desktop application for interacting with different devices and controlling them remotely. Anydesk application can be installed on Windows, Linux and macOS.