How To Install fam on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install fam on Debian 10. fam is File Alteration Monitor

Introduction

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

What is fam

FAM monitors files and directories, notifying interested applications of changes. . This package provides a server that can monitor a given list of files and notify applications through a socket. If the kernel supports dnotify (kernels >= 2.4.x) FAM is notified directly by the kernel. Otherwise it has to poll the files’ status. FAM can also provide an RPC service for monitoring remote files (such as on a mounted NFS filesystem).

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install fam

Install fam Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install fam

Install fam 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 fam using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install fam

How To Uninstall fam on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove fam

Uninstall fam And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove fam

Remove fam Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge fam

Remove fam configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge fam

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Summary

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