Thanks for helping. APTus is the package installer tfor popular pakages hat comes with Sparky Linux Stretch, in that aplication “shotcut” is not available, the downloaded shotcuts AppImage if clicked on, directly sends me to a CD burner, which this computer doesn’t have.
So I found that snap page and followed those instructions and got version 17.06… etc. which I called 17 in my previous mail.
Anyway, after the instructions on the snap page you type "shotcut " in the terminal and it says bash: shotcut; command not found, as it did when I first installed version 17xxxx earlier, I then tried apt-get install shotcut and it installed what snap had prepared, I say prepared because after doing what they mentioned there I could install shotcut and out came version 17xxxx when loaded, again. Removed everything including snap as you suggested.
I then logged in as root and did a search for “shotcut*” from the top level directory, hidden files included, got a lot of files and also the version 20xxxxx now in my download folder. I deleted all files except the downloaded version 20, emptied the trahcan.
Followed the instruction on the snap page again and yes, saw version 20xxxx was prepared IF I followed your instruction, instead of “shotcut --classic” I used “–classic shotcut”
I got notice that version 20.09.27 was installed, gave command shotcut, got back
bash: shotcut: command not found
Tried sudo apt-get install --classic shotcut, didn’t work
Tried sudo apt-get shotcut 20.09.27, didn’t work
Tried sudo apt-get shotcut, and got version 17.06xxx again!
Sorry, and thanks