Installation on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Start der Terminal-Applikation
Please open a terminal application from the application starter.

Terminal-Fenster mit Befehl zum Hinzufügen des Nextcloud Repositories
We will now add the official nextcloud repository to the repository sources. You can do this with the command

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nextcloud-devs/client

followed by your user password.

Terminal-Fenster Instalaltion des Nextcloud clients
Now you can install the nextcloud application using the apt-command. You might have to enter your user password again, then confirm the installation with "Y".

sudo apt install nextcloud-client

Start des Nextcloud-Clients über den Applikation Launcher
You can now start the desktop sync client from the application starter. You can find additional information on the setup and usage of the desktop sync client in this tutorial.

Einrichtung des Autostarts im Linux-ClientAfter the installation the default setting does not allow the desktop sync client to start automatically. In the general settings menu you can activate the autostart feature of the sync client.

Additional features using the desktop integration

Sharing features can be integrated into the file managers nautilus (Gnome Desktop), dolphin (KDE), caja (Mate Desktop) or nemo (Cinnamon Desktop). Now we will describe the installation of the nautilus integration, the integrations for other file managers can be installed accordingly.

Instalaltion der nautilus Integration im TerminalWhen you followed the instructions above, you can find the packages for the file manager integration in the nextcloud repository. You can install it as an apt package, please choose the command for your file manager from the list.

sudo apt install nextcloud-client-nautilus
sudo apt install nextcloud-client-dolphin
sudo apt install nextcloud-client-nemo
sudo apt install nextcloud-client-caja

Die nautilus-Integration als Kontextmenü einer Datei
Now we have an additional context menu entry for files and folders within the CAU-Cloud directory to perform sharing operations.