How To Install hashdeep on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install hashdeep on Debian 10. hashdeep is recursively compute hashsums or piecewise hashings

Introduction

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

What is hashdeep

hashdeep is a set of tools to compute MD5, SHA1, SHA256, tiger and whirlpool hashsums of arbitrary number of files recursively. . The main hashdeep features are: .

  • It can compare those hashsums with a list of known hashes;
  • The tools can display those that match the list or those that does not match;
  • It can display a time estimation when processing large files.
  • It can do piecewise hashing (hash input files in arbitrary sized blocks). . This package is useful in forensics investigations.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install hashdeep

Install hashdeep Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install hashdeep

Install hashdeep 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 hashdeep using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install hashdeep

How To Uninstall hashdeep on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove hashdeep

Uninstall hashdeep And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove hashdeep

Remove hashdeep Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge hashdeep

Remove hashdeep configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge hashdeep

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Summary

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