How To Install dasher on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install dasher on Debian 10. dasher is graphical predictive text input system

Introduction

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

What is dasher

Dasher is an information-efficient text-entry interface, driven by natural continuous pointing gestures. Dasher is a competitive text-entry system wherever a full-size keyboard cannot be used - for example, .

  • on a palmtop computer
  • on a wearable computer
  • when operating a computer one-handed, by joystick, touchscreen, trackball, or mouse
  • when operating a computer with zero hands (i.e., by head-mouse or by eyetracker). . The eyetracking version of Dasher allows an experienced user to write text as fast as normal handwriting - 25 words per minute; using a mouse, experienced users can write at 39 words per minute. . Dasher uses a more advanced prediction algorithm than the T9(tm) system often used in mobile phones, making it sensitive to surrounding context.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install dasher

Install dasher Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install dasher

Install dasher 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 dasher using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install dasher

How To Uninstall dasher on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove dasher

Uninstall dasher And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove dasher

Remove dasher Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge dasher

Remove dasher configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge dasher

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Summary

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