How To Install 9wm on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install 9wm on Debian 10. 9wm is X11 window manager inspired by Plan 9s rio

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install 9wm on Debian 10.

What is 9wm

It provides a very simple and clean user interface. It is click-to-type. It uses the X11 font system (which, unfortunately, means no Unicode support). . 9wm does not provide virtual desktops, customization, key bindings, EWMH support, or compositing. It does not allocate any colors, which will be great news if you are stuck in 1993. . It is a great place to start if you are interested in writing a window manager from scratch: many folks have done exactly this.

There are three ways to install 9wm on Debian 10. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install 9wm Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install 9wm using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install 9wm

Install 9wm Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install 9wm using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install 9wm

Install 9wm Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Debian. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install 9wm using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install 9wm

How To Uninstall 9wm on Debian 10

To uninstall only the 9wm package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove 9wm

Uninstall 9wm And Its Dependencies

To uninstall 9wm and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 10, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove 9wm

Remove 9wm Configurations and Data

To remove 9wm configuration and data from Debian 10 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge 9wm

Remove 9wm configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove 9wm configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge 9wm

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install 9wm on Debian 10 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.