How To Install grun on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install grun on Debian 10. grun is GTK+ based Run dialog

Introduction

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

What is grun

gRun is a GTK+ based Run dialog that closely resembles the Windows Run dialog, just like xexec. It has a intelligent history mechanism and a dual level fork() mechanism for launching the application in its own process. gRun also has support for launching console mode application in an XTerm as well as associations for file types. . gRun is much more powerful than xexec, looks a lot better, and has the big advantage that you can start typing a command without having to mouse-click into the text field. . gRun is especially useful if you do not use the GNOME desktop which has a built-in run command, and if you use a window-manager (e.g. IceWM) where you can define a keyboard shortcut (e.g. Alt-F2) for staring gRun.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install grun

Install grun Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install grun

Install grun 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 grun using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install grun

How To Uninstall grun on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove grun

Uninstall grun And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove grun

Remove grun Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge grun

Remove grun configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge grun

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Summary

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