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Install Postman native app in Ubuntu

Vishnu Damwala
October 13th, 2019 · 1 min read

Postman is one of the most popular tools used for API testing during the development environment.

It started in 2012 as a side project by Abhinav Asthana(Postman’s CEO and co-founder) to simplify API workflow in testing and development by uploading his project to the Chrome Web Store.

With Postman you can design, mock, debug, test, document, monitor, and publish your APIs all in one place.

Install Postman native

  1. Download Postman via wget

    64-bit

    1wget https://dl.pstmn.io/download/latest/linux64 -O postman.tar.gz

    32-bit

    1wget https://dl.pstmn.io/download/latest/linux64 -O postman.tar.gz
  2. Extract Postman via tar

    Extracting to /opt

    1sudo tar -xzf postman.tar.gz -C /opt
  3. Remove downloaded file(optional)

    1rm postman.tar.gz
  4. Creating a symbolic link

    1sudo ln -s /opt/Postman/Postman /usr/bin/postman

    Remove existing link with below command if you face any error while creating, then recreate it again

    1sudo rm -f /usr/bin/postman
  5. Creating a launcher icon

    Either Ubuntu will create a launcher icon for you or else you will have to do it yourself.

    With the below code, you can create it.

    1cat > ~/.local/share/applications/postman.desktop <<EOL
    2[Desktop Entry]
    3Version=1.2
    4Encoding=UTF-8
    5Name=Postman
    6Exec=postman
    7Icon=/opt/Postman/app/resources/app/assets/icon.png
    8Terminal=false
    9Type=Application
    10Categories=Network;WebBrowser;Development;
    11MimeType=text/html
    12EOL

    Its all done now. Open with your launcher

    You may need to log in back to your account if it does not appear.

Update Postman native

Remove Older Version of Postman

1sudo rm --recursive --force /opt/Postman

Delete the Postman symlink

1sudo rm /usr/bin/postman

After removing postman follow steps for installing the latest version of Postman in Ubuntu

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