How to install Chromium depot_tools on Ubuntu / Linux

Chromium depot_tools are the git extensions, which gives additional features. The Chromium depot_tools suite contains many git workflow-enhancing tools which are designed to work together to enable anyone to wrangle the Chromium codebase expertly

Follow below steps to install depot_tools on 64 bit Ubuntu 18.04 , same should also work on other versions of Ubuntu as well.

Note: For our development we are working at directory “/home/myuser/workspace” , you need to replace this path accordingly.

 cd /home/myuser/workspace 
 $ git clone 

Add “depot_tools” to the end of your PATH as,

 $ export PATH=$PATH:/home/myuser/workspace/depot_tools 

Check the commands from depot_tools are added to PATH as,

 $ which gclient

For adding depot_tools to your terminal path permanently, modify your users .bashrc to append above export command as,

 $ vim /home/myuser/.bashrc 

Add following line, save and quit, and start another terminal

 export PATH=$PATH:/home/myuser/depot_tools 
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