How To Install atfs on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install atfs on Debian 10. atfs is Attributed File System (AtFS)

Introduction

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

What is atfs

AtFS is a storage system supporting multiple versions of files and associating an arbitrary number of application defined attributes of the form “name=value” with each version. AtFS comes as a function library that is meant as an extension to the UNIX file system. It does this without the need for kernel modifications and without imposing any restrictions to existing file system applications. It is part of ShapeTools, a software configuration management system.

There are three ways to install atfs 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 atfs Using apt-get

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install atfs

Install atfs Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install atfs

Install atfs 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 atfs using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install atfs

How To Uninstall atfs on Debian 10

To uninstall only the atfs package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove atfs

Uninstall atfs And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove atfs

Remove atfs Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge atfs

Remove atfs configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge atfs

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Summary

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