How To Install cbm on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install cbm on Debian 10. cbm is display in real time the network traffic speed

Introduction

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

What is cbm

The Color Bandwidth Meter (CBM) is a small program to display the traffic currently flowing through the network devices in a simple curses-based GUI. The traffic for all interfaces include values as receive, transfer and total Bytes/s or bits/s (or its multiples as KB/s and Kb/s). . It is useful for Internet or LAN speed tests, measuring the velocity of a link, to establish a benchmark or to monitor your connections. CBM can be used with virtual, wired or wireless networks.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install cbm

Install cbm Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install cbm

Install cbm 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 cbm using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install cbm

How To Uninstall cbm on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove cbm

Uninstall cbm And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove cbm

Remove cbm Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge cbm

Remove cbm configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge cbm

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Summary

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