How to install Fragments on Ubuntu 20.04 – A BitTorrent client for Linux

Fragments is a easy to use open-source GTK3-based torrent client for the GNOME desktop environment. If you were looking for better user experience(UI) with all the necessary features for torrenting, this application is worth checking out.

Fragments is based on Transmission – out of the box BitTorrent client for Ubuntu. It is usable for receiving files using the BitTorrent protocol, which enables you to transmit huge files, like videos or installation images for Linux distributions.

It’s an simple, easy to use BitTorrent client. Download the torrent file to your computer. Then, click on the + icon with the mouse. When you select this button, a pop-up menu will appear on the screen.

Using the pop-up window, select the torrent file you wish to use in Fragments. After selecting a torrent file in the pop-up window, Fragments will immediately start the download process.

So sit back, and allow the app to finish downloading your torrent.

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Installing Fragments as a Snap Package

The easiest way to install Fragments on Ubuntu 20.04 is by using the snap packaging system.

A snap package is a type of universal Linux package that you can enjoy irrespective of the distro. Its an self-contained software packages that include the binary all dependencies needed to run the application.

All you need is the snap service pre-configured, In the case of Ubuntu 20.04, it comes with snap pre-installed.

If snapd package is not already installed then you can install it by running following command.

$ sudo apt install snapd

Note: Snap packages can be installed from either the command-line or via the Ubuntu Software application.

This is actually the Snap version of the Fragments. It can be used on any Linux distribution that has Snap support.

Open your terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and type the following command to install the Fragments package.

$ sudo snap install fragments

At this step, you have successfully installed Fragments on Ubuntu 20.04 system.

If you are not comfortable with the command line, open Ubuntu Software, search for “Fragments” and install the application.

Type the following command to update Fragments package.

$ sudo snap refresh fragments

Starting Fragments

Fragments can be launched from the command line by typing fragments or In the Activities search bar type “Fragments” and click on the icon.

Fragments User Interface:

How to Uninstall Fragments from Ubuntu 20.04

For some reason, If you want to uninstall Fragments, type the following command.

$ sudo snap remove fragments


I hope that now you have a good understanding of How to install Fragments on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa.

If anyone does have any questions about what we covered in this guide then feel free to ask in the comment section below and I will do my best to answer those.

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