Step 1: Downloading Postman

Download the tar.gz file locally from https://www.postman.com/downloads/ and extract it using the command

tar -xvzf filename.tar.gz

Now move the extracted folder to /usr/local/bin/ using the command

sudo mv extractedfolder /usr/local/bin/

Step 2: Creating Postman Icon

Create postman.desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications/ using command

nano  ~/.local/share/applications/postman.desktop

Now add the following lines inside the file

[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Name=Postman
Comment=Postman Desktop
Exec=/usr/local/bin/Postman-linux-x64-8.2.3/Postman/Postman
Path=/usr/local/bin/Postman-linux-x64-8.2.3/Postman
Icon=/usr/local/bin/Postman-linux-x64-8.2.3/Postman/app/resources/app/assets/icon.png
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Development;

 

Note: Make sure you double-check the path of Exec, Path, and Icon variable whether they match or not because in future postman version might change and that will change the directory name after you extracted. If icon does not exist then you can download it and set its path to Icon variable

Step 3: Validating Installation

Verify that the contents of your postman.desktop the file is fine by running:

desktop-file-validate postman.desktop

If you don’t get any errors, then the contents of your postman.desktop file is good to go and you should be able to see the Postman icon in your dash.

If you are unable to see the icon, please run the following:

sudo update-desktop-database

In the rare case that you are still unable to see the icon, please log out and log back into your system.