How To Install autojump on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install autojump on Debian 10. autojump is shell extension to jump to frequently used directories

Introduction

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

What is autojump

autojump provides a faster way to navigate your filesystem, with a “cd command that learns”. . It works by maintaining a database of the directories you use the most from the command line, and allows you to “jump” to frequently used directories by typing only a small pattern. . To use autojump, you need to configure your shell to source /usr/share/autojump/autojump.sh on startup.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install autojump

Install autojump Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install autojump

Install autojump 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 autojump using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install autojump

How To Uninstall autojump on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove autojump

Uninstall autojump And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove autojump

Remove autojump Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge autojump

Remove autojump configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge autojump

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Summary

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