Using Pi-Apps via the Command Line #
- Each 'App' is simply a small
uninstall script, two icon sizes, and two text files containing the description and a website URL.
- Each App is stored in its own separate directory.
~/pi-apps/apps/ holds all these app directories. The Zoom app, for example, would be located at
- Because of the contained nature of each app folder, it's really easy to 'package' your own apps: just put the folder in a ZIP file and send it to friends. (or upload it as a new issue so your app can be added to Pi-Apps)
- When you click Install, the selected App's
install script is executed. (Or, in some cases, the
install-64 script is executed.)
- When you click Uninstall, the selected App's
uninstall script is executed.
Terminal usage #
manage script is similar to
apt-get - it handles installing apps, uninstalling them, keeping them updated, and more.
Manage does not include a GUI, but in one case, a dialog will ask if you really want to install the same app twice.
- To install an app, run this:
~/pi-apps/manage install Zoom
- To uninstall an app:
~/pi-apps/manage uninstall Zoom
- To update a single app:
~/pi-apps/manage update Zoom
Note that if an app is up-to-date, no files will be moved around.
- To check all apps for updates:
This command will return a list of updatable apps, separated by the
- To update all apps:
Please note that this will not update the Pi-Apps main scripts! It only updates your apps and that's an important distinction.
- To update everything:
- To list all apps:
Note that this will also list the
template app, which is usually hidden.
Pages in Getting Started: