How To Install cflow on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install cflow on Debian 10. cflow is Analyze control flow in C source files

Introduction

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

What is cflow

GNU cflow analyzes a collection of C source files and prints a graph, charting control flow within the program. . GNU cflow is able to produce both direct and inverted flowgraphs for C sources. Optionally a cross-reference listing can be generated. Two output formats are implemented: POSIX and GNU (extended). . Input files can optionally be preprocessed before analyzing.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install cflow

Install cflow Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install cflow

Install cflow 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 cflow using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install cflow

How To Uninstall cflow on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove cflow

Uninstall cflow And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove cflow

Remove cflow Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge cflow

Remove cflow configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge cflow

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Summary

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