How To Install ccdiff on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install ccdiff on Debian 10. ccdiff is Colored Character Diff

Introduction

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

What is ccdiff

ccdiff is a colored diff that also colors inside changed lines. . All command-line tools that show the difference between two files fall short in showing minor changes visuably useful. ccdiff tries to give the look and feel of diff --color or colordiff, but extending the display of colored output from colored deleted and added lines to colors for deleted and addedd characters within the changed lines.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install ccdiff

Install ccdiff Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install ccdiff

Install ccdiff 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 ccdiff using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install ccdiff

How To Uninstall ccdiff on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove ccdiff

Uninstall ccdiff And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove ccdiff

Remove ccdiff Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge ccdiff

Remove ccdiff configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge ccdiff

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Summary

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