Install Datashare on Linux

Install Datashare will help you set up the software on your computer.

There are two ways of installing Datashare on Linux :

  1. install it standalone

  2. install it with Docker


There is only a package for debian/ubuntu systems (.deb file).

If you want to run it standalone with another Linux distribution, you can download the latest version of the Datashare jar here :

And adapt the following launch script : to your environment.

  1. Go to the Datashare's website:

  2. Click the blue button 'DOWNLOAD FOR FREE'.

3. Save the debian package as a file

save as file

4. Install it with the following command line:

$ sudo apt install /dir/to/debian/package/datashare-dist_7.2.0_all.deb

5. Run Datashare with:

$ datashare

With Docker

1. Install Docker for Linux: -




2. Don't forget (if not done during the install process) to add your user to the docker group:

sudo usermod -aG docker your-user

If you do so, you'll have to close your session and open a new one (logout and login again). After having logged in again, you can check that it is working with :

docker ps

3. Install Docker Compose:

4. Download the file from

5. On the next window, select 'Save File' and click 'OK'.

6. In your Terminal, you can start installing Datashare:

7. Once installation is done, open your browser and use Datashare at http://localhost:8080/#/:

8. It will :

  • download redis, elasticsearch and Datashare docker containers

  • initialize an Elasticsearch index with Datashare mapping

  • provide CLI to run Datashare extract, index, name finding tasks

  • provide a WEB GUI to run Datashare extract, index, name finding tasks, and search in the documents.