Create AppImage Application files with Flake

Flake is a free and open source AppImage application file creation and management software for Linux. It is written in Python and released under GNU General Public License v3.0. You can set AppImage file name, icon, type, category, folder more and custom apprun. It is still in early pre-release stage. Inside the library, you can rename a file, set a file executable, extract an appimage and delete an AppImage from disk. It works best with appimagelauncher.

Flake

Download Flake

How to Install Flake on Ubuntu Linux:

Flake is available as a portable AppImage and flatpak package files. Download the latest version of Flake in .AppImage file format from the above download link and save it on your Downloads folder. Now in the terminal app (ctrl+alt+t) run below commands one by one.

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Note: Here “Flake-0.0.3-x86_64.AppImage” is the downloaded file name and “Downloads” is the path. You can change below commands based on your file name and download path.

cd Downloads
sudo chmod +x ~ Flake-0.0.3-x86_64.AppImage
./Flake-0.0.3-x86_64.AppImage

Install Flake via Flatpak:

Install flatpak and flathub on your system first and restart it after the installation. Now in the terminal app run below Flake flatpak install command.

flatpak install flathub io.github.salaniLeo.flake

After that you can start Flake using below command.

flatpak run io.github.salaniLeo.flake

And uninstall it using below command.

sudo flatpak uninstall io.github.salaniLeo.flake

That’s it.

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