Install Paraview 5.8

Dear ParaView technical support,

I’m new at linux and Paraview. I would like to execute ParaView 5.8 from the terminal, but every time I try to use “paraview” command, it tells me to execute “sudo apt install ParaView”, and this installs 5.4.1 version.

So I would like to know if it is possible to install ParaView 5.8 to use it by executing “paraview” in terminal, or this option is only available to 5.4.1 version.

Best Regards,

Welcome to the community, Victor!

You probably have some link to system ParaView that you are finding. I would recommend the following:

  • Download a new version of Paraview from the website. Untar this.
  • cd to the bin directory.
  • Run as follows: ./paraview.
    This will run in the bin directory, rather than the first “paraview” that is found in your path.



You can also set your PATH environment variable to include the directory where the paraview binary is installed so that when you type paraview it will launch the one you installed.


Thank you very much @wascott and @cory.quammen for almost instant replying my question.
It worked!

bash: ./paraview: No such file or directory

I installed the 5.9.1 version.

Could you provide some instruction on how to do this.

Many Thanks