How To Install inputplug on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install inputplug on Debian 10. inputplug is XInput monitor

Introduction

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

What is inputplug

inputplug is a daemon which connects to a running X server and monitors its XInput hierarchy change events, such as an input device being attached or removed, enabled or disable etc, and runs some command when these events happen.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install inputplug

Install inputplug Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install inputplug

Install inputplug 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 inputplug using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install inputplug

How To Uninstall inputplug on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove inputplug

Uninstall inputplug And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove inputplug

Remove inputplug Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge inputplug

Remove inputplug configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge inputplug

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Summary

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