How To Install dialog on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install dialog on Debian 10. dialog is Displays user-friendly dialog boxes from shell scripts

Introduction

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

What is dialog

This application provides a method of displaying several different types of dialog boxes from shell scripts. This allows a developer of a script to interact with the user in a much friendlier manner. . The following types of boxes are at your disposal: yes/no Typical query style box with “Yes” and “No” answer buttons menu A scrolling list of menu choices with single entry selection input Query style box with text entry field message Similar to the yes/no box, but with only an “Ok” button text A scrollable text box that works like a simple file viewer info A message display that allows asynchronous script execution checklist Similar to the menu box, but allowing multiple selections radiolist Checklist style box allowing single selections gauge Typical “progress report” style box tail Allows viewing the end of files (tail) that auto updates background tail Similar to tail but runs in the background. editbox Allows editing an existing file

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install dialog

Install dialog Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install dialog

Install dialog 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 dialog using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install dialog

How To Uninstall dialog on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove dialog

Uninstall dialog And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove dialog

Remove dialog Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge dialog

Remove dialog configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge dialog

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Summary

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