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Looking for the older Zap v1 (Python) implementation? Head over to v1 branch.
For installing zap you can use our little bash script.
The installer requires
wget (optional). Please make sure you have it installed.
For system-wide installation (needs
curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/srevinsaju/zap/main/install.sh | sudo bash -s
Note: Always Check bash scripts before running as sudo. You can feel free to check out install.sh, it's safe.
For local installation run
curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/srevinsaju/zap/main/install.sh | bash -s
For system-wide installation (needs
sudo wget https://github.com/srevinsaju/zap/releases/download/continuous/zap-amd64 -O /usr/local/bin/zap sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/zap zap --help
For local installation, (requires
~/.local/bin to be on
mkdir -p ~/.local/bin wget https://github.com/srevinsaju/zap/releases/download/continuous/zap-amd64 -O ~/.local/bin/zap chmod +x ~/.local/bin/zap zap --help
amd64with your machine architecture. Supported architectures are listed in the release page
All AppImages from the AppImage Catalog and AppImage catalog v2 can be installed using zap with their registered name.
zap install element
will ask you the version of element you would like to install + download them and do all the hard work of integrating into your system, i.e creating desktop files, etc.
You can also install appimages from GitHub releases
zap install --github --from vscodium/vscodium
will put some options which will let you choose the best version for your system.
It is also possible to install AppImage from URLs
zap install --from https://f.sed.lol/wow.AppImage wow
To integrate a locally downloaded AppImage,
zap install libresprite ~/Downloads/Libresprite-x86_64.AppImage
... or using the
zap install --from file:///home/username/Downloads/My_Super_Cool-x86_64.AppImage name_of_the_app_here
name_of_the_app_here specifies the name of the application. This name will be used
as a unique identification of the AppImage, by zap, in its internal database.
AppImages can be optionally, automatically updated using the
zapd, but to achieve this manually, you need to
zap update firefox
This will make use of the update information embedded within the appimage, which if exists, will be used to 'delta-update' the latest version, by downloading "only" the parts which have changed.
For those AppImages not supporting delta updates, you can still do
zap install zoom
to install the latest version of Zoom.
zap also supports updating all the apps together using
It is possible to interactively configure
zap. All you need to do is
And answer all the questions that would follow.
zapd is a Zap AppImage daemon which periodically checks for updates.
zap daemon --install
This will install a
systemd service in the local (user) level, which will spawn
zap daemon which auto-updates
To run the daemon (sync), do
All Pull Requests are welcome.
If you are a non-coder or was inspired by this small project, I would be glad if you would
This project has been possible with the help and support provided by the AppImage community. Thanks to the detailed responses I received from mentors at AppImage's freenode channel.
MIT License Copyright (c) 2020-23 Srevin Saju, and other zap contributors Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.