Installing steamcmd on Ubuntu 17.04 LTS

Example of installing steamcmd on Ubuntu 17.04 LTS using the command sudo apt-get install steamcmd.



Quick installation of steamcmd:

Step 1: Update system:

	sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Install: steamcmd

Ater updaing the OS run following command to install the packae:

	sudo apt-get install steamcmd

Package Details

Maintainer:Ubuntu Developers
Home page:
Description:Command-line interface for Valve's Steam Steam ( is a software content delivery system developed by Valve software ( There is some free software available, but for the most part the content delivered is non-free. . The Steam Console Client or SteamCMD is a command-line version of the Steam client. Its primary use is to install and update various dedicated servers available on Steam using a command-line interface. . This package comes with a fairly substantial non-free license agreement that must be accepted before installing the software. If you have any opposition to non-free work, please select "I DECLINE" during the package installation dialogs.
Distro:Ubuntu 17.04

How to install steamcmd on Ubuntu 17.04?

Installing steamcmd on Ubuntu 17.04 LTS

First of all update your system with the command:

sudo apt-get update


Above command will download the package lists for Ubuntu 17.04 on your system. This will update the list of newest versions of packages and its dependencies on your system.

After downloading the latest package list with the help of above you can run the installation process.

If steamcmd is not installed on your compter then the command 'dpkg -L steamcmd' will give followin error.

deepak@deepak-VirtualBox:~$ dpkg -L steamcmd
dpkg-query: package 'steamcmd' is not installed
Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files,
and dpkg --contents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents.

Installing steamcmd:

After system update use the following command to install steamcmd:

sudo apt-get install steamcmd

Above command will confirm before installing the package on your Ubuntu 17.04 Operating System. If you are not already logged in as su, installer will ask you the root password. After completion of the installation you can use the package on your system.

How to uninstall/remove steamcmd from Ubuntu 17.04?

Now we will see the commands for uninstalling the steamcmd from Ubuntu 17.04. For uninstalling this package you can easily use the apt command and remove the package from Linux Operating System.

To remove the steamcmd following command is used:

sudo apt-get remove  steamcmd

Following command is used to remove the steamcmd package along with its dependencies:

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove steamcmd

This will remove steamcmd and all its dependent packages which is no longer needed in the system.

Completely removing steamcmd with all configuration files:

Following command should be used with care as it deletes all the configuration files and data:

sudo apt-get purge steamcmd

or you can use following command also:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove steamcmd

Above command will remove all the configuration files and data associated with steamcmd package. You can can't recover the delete data, so, use this command with care.