How To Install duff on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install duff on Debian 10. duff is Duplicate file finder

Introduction

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

What is duff

Duff is a command-line utility for identifying duplicates in a given set of files. It attempts to be usably fast and uses the SHA family of message digests as a part of the comparisons.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install duff

Install duff Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install duff

Install duff 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 duff using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install duff

How To Uninstall duff on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove duff

Uninstall duff And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove duff

Remove duff Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge duff

Remove duff configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge duff

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Summary

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