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Skencil, previously known as Sketch, is a free software for vector drawing and sketching. It is especially dedicated to work with the Linux operating system. The interactivity of this tool makes it highly popular among the users. 

Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Linux Mint Software Installation queries.

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


Steps to install Skencil on Linux Mint 20

1. Perform System Update:

First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt commands in the terminal:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt upgrade


2. Download Skencil on the System

Then, you need to download Skencil on your system by visiting the link mentioned below:

https://skencil.org/download.html

You need to select the "Save File" option from the prompt that appears to start downloading Skencil on your system.


3. Install Skencil on your System

Now, you can install Skencil by running the following command:

$ sudo apt install sketch


How to confirm the Installation of Skencil on your System ?

Once Skencil is installed on your system, you can ensure its presence by running the command stated below:

$ sketch –v

This will display the version of Skencil installed on the system.


How to uninstall Skencil from Linux Mint 20 ?

To uninstall Skencil from your Linux system, you will have to execute the command given below:

$ sudo apt-get purge --autoremove sketch


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Conclusion

This article covers how to install Skencil on a Linux Mint 20 machine. In fact, Skencil is an interactive vector drawing program which supports drawing primitives like rectangles, ellipses, Bezier curves, bitmap (ppm, png, jpg, tiff etc.) and EPS images and text. 



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