How to Install CMake on Ubuntu

CMake is a free and pen source Build System (Makefile Generator) for Linux, Windows and MacOS. Using CMake, you can build, test, and package software. It comes with GUI and command-line support, single-source builds across diverse platforms, ensuring precision in handling dependencies , out-of-source builds, multiple target-build systems, cross platform installation and testing system, debugger Integration and many more.


Download CMake

Install CMake on Ubuntu Linux

To install CMake on your Linux system, open the terminal application (ctrl+alt+t) and run below CMake install command.

sudo apt install cmake cmake-qt-gui

You can test the installation using below command.

cmake --version

And open the CMake GUI using below command.


For complete help details run below command.

cmake --help

And you can also uninstall it using below command.

sudo apt purge cmake cmake-qt-gui

Install CMake via Official Site:

Download CMake for linux from the above download link in the .sh file format and save it on your Downloads folder.

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Note: Here the downloaded file name is “”. You can change below commands based on your downloaded file name.

cd Downloads

sudo chmod +x


Accept the license and confirm the installation directory and complete the installation. And go to the installation folder and run “cmake-gui” to open CMake.

Install CMake via Snap:

You can also install CMake using below snap install command. Open the terminal app and run below command. It will install the latest version of CMake on your system.

sudo snap install cmake --classic

And remove it using below command.

sudo snap remove cmake
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