How to install Syncthing on Linux – Syncthing is a continuous file synchronization open source software, that synchronizes files between two or more computers on a network or WAN. Your data is as important to you as anything else, hence you deserve to choose where it is stored, if it is shared with some third party and how it’s transmitted over the Internet. Before we proceed on how to install Syncthing on Ubuntu, lets take a quick look at what it offers.

How to install Syncthing on Linux

Syncthing Features

  • Reasonable precuation is carried out to avoid data corruption, as well as protected from external attack, eavesdropping or modification by unauthorized parties
  • Syncthing is approachable, understandable as well as inclusive
  • All communication is secured as well as encrypted using TLS
  • It runs on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris, FreeBSD, Dragonfly, OpenBSD, as well as NetBSD

Syncthing v1.18.x Changelog

  • Deleted encrypted files don’t show up as locally changed in web UI
  • Use CRLF instead of LF in config.xml and .stignore on Windows
  • Send TLS SNI to relay server
  • Provide a way to preset GUI credentials with password hashing
  • Encryption trailer not updated on shortcut
  • Index “out of sync with reality” on receive-encrypted folder
  • stdiscosrv + strelaysrv systemd services not restarting on upgrade
  • Not retrying to sync when a new connection is established
  • make “Reduced by ignore patterns” label act like “editIgnoresButton”

How to install Syncthing on Linux – Ubunt

  • First try installing from the stable channel
# Add the release PGP keys:
curl -s https://syncthing.net/release-key.txt | sudo apt-key add -

# Add the "stable" channel to your APT sources:
echo "deb https://apt.syncthing.net/ syncthing stable" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/syncthing.list

# Update and install syncthing:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install syncthing
  • If the stable channel is not up-to-date, then we can install from the candidate channel
# Add the release PGP keys:
curl -s https://syncthing.net/release-key.txt | sudo apt-key add -

# Add the "candidate" channel to your APT sources:
echo "deb https://apt.syncthing.net/ syncthing candidate" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/syncthing.list

# Update and install syncthing:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install syncthing

How to uninstall Syncthing from Ubuntu

sudo apt-get remove syncthing