How To Install dict on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install dict on Debian 10. dict is dictionary client

Introduction

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

What is dict

This package provides a client application to query a dictd server. The client-server protocol is TCP-based; the server may then be local or accessed through the network. . The DICT Development Group maintains several public servers which can be accessed from any machine connected to the Internet. The default configuration is to query one of these servers first. This may be changed in the configuration file /etc/dictd/dict.conf. . Queries may be customized by numerous command line options, including specifying the database(s) to be queried and the search strategy to be used. . This package also provides dictl, which allows using UTF-8 encoded dictionaries with terminals that do not support UTF-8.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install dict

Install dict Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install dict

Install dict 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 dict using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install dict

How To Uninstall dict on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove dict

Uninstall dict And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove dict

Remove dict Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge dict

Remove dict configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge dict

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Summary

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