Install the latest build of an app from Github
--force latestimplemented in the v 5.6.4 release now can be used in couple with the option
install, like this:
am -i --force-latest [PROGRAM1] [PROGRAM2] [PROGRAM3] ...
appman -i --force-latest [PROGRAM1] [PROGRAM2] [PROGRAM3] ...
The installation script will be patched to point towards a "latest" release, regardless of whether it exists or not. It's up to you to find out if there is a "latest" build for GNU/Linux.
As I explained in the previous release, many developers omit AppImage or GNU/Linux builds in general in "releases/latest", which is why many of my installation scripts point towards a generic "releases".
If you use the
-ioption followed by the
--force-latestoption, you will be sure to target a Stable release and not an Alpha/Beta/RC/Pre-release... however, this does not guarantee that the app actually exists and will therefore be installed correctly. I highly recommend using the
--force-latestoption only after installing the app normally, or at least inquiring about the application author's repository using the
-woption to get the URL, or use the
--rollbackoption to manually select a different release.
A new version of the AM application manager for AppImage is available. AM is an application manager that is inspired by AUR and serves as an AppImage manager, installer, and updater. It currently contains over 1800 AppImage packages and official standalone applications for GNU/Linux, which are derived from tar and zip archives.