How To Install dlocate on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install dlocate on Debian 10. dlocate is fast alternative to dpkg -L and dpkg -S

Introduction

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

What is dlocate

Uses GNU grep and text dumps of dpkg’s data to greatly speed up finding out which package a file belongs to (i.e. a very fast dpkg -S). Many other uses, including options to view all files in a package, calculate disk space used, view and check md5sums, list man pages, etc.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install dlocate

Install dlocate Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install dlocate

Install dlocate 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 dlocate using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install dlocate

How To Uninstall dlocate on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove dlocate

Uninstall dlocate And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove dlocate

Remove dlocate Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge dlocate

Remove dlocate configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge dlocate

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Summary

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