How To Install hexec on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install hexec on Debian 10. hexec is Command line tool to hook into exec calls

Introduction

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

What is hexec

hexec can be used to hook into exec system calls. It evaluates a user defined expression against all hooked exec calls. This expression can contain simple path checks (e.g. -path “*/name”) and even complex bash scripts.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install hexec

Install hexec Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install hexec

Install hexec 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 hexec using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install hexec

How To Uninstall hexec on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove hexec

Uninstall hexec And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove hexec

Remove hexec Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge hexec

Remove hexec configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge hexec

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Summary

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