How To Install arduino-ctags on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial we learn how to install arduino-ctags on Ubuntu 22.04. arduino-ctags is Arduino fork of exuberant ctags

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install arduino-ctags on Ubuntu 22.04.

What is arduino-ctags

arduino-ctags is:

This package is Arduino’s own mix of Exuberant Ctags and Anjuta tags.

These tags are required by the Arduino builder to properly process Arduino sketches.

There are three ways to install arduino-ctags on Ubuntu 22.04. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install arduino-ctags Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install arduino-ctags using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install arduino-ctags

Install arduino-ctags Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install arduino-ctags using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install arduino-ctags

Install arduino-ctags Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Ubuntu. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install arduino-ctags using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install arduino-ctags

How To Uninstall arduino-ctags on Ubuntu 22.04

To uninstall only the arduino-ctags package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove arduino-ctags

Uninstall arduino-ctags And Its Dependencies

To uninstall arduino-ctags and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 22.04, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove arduino-ctags

Remove arduino-ctags Configurations and Data

To remove arduino-ctags configuration and data from Ubuntu 22.04 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge arduino-ctags

Remove arduino-ctags configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove arduino-ctags configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge arduino-ctags

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install arduino-ctags package on Ubuntu 22.04 using different package management tools: apt, apt-get and aptitude.