How To Install buffycli on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install buffycli on Debian 10. buffycli is Text mode alternative to Buffy

Introduction

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

What is buffycli

buffycli displays a compact summary of your mail folders in text-mode, and allows you to invoke a command (usually a mail reader) on them. It is written with the intent of being a handy everyday tool for people handling large volumes of mail. For mutt users, this can be a nice front-end to supplement the simple built-in folder browser when one has many folders to keep track of. It tries hard to work out of the box: it looks for mail folders in sensible places and comes with reasonable defaults. . buffycli uses the same backend as Buffy, but it outputs text to the terminal, rather than a GUI window. It is thus suitable to be used over SSH links, and fits nicely with window managers that are primarily used to organise terminals. . Buffycli is functional but still very young, and only Maildir and Mailbox format are supported at the moment.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install buffycli

Install buffycli Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install buffycli

Install buffycli 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 buffycli using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install buffycli

How To Uninstall buffycli on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove buffycli

Uninstall buffycli And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove buffycli

Remove buffycli Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge buffycli

Remove buffycli configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge buffycli

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Summary

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