How To Install ksh on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install ksh on Debian 10. ksh is Real, AT&T version of the Korn shell

Introduction

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

What is ksh

Ksh is a UNIX command interpreter (shell) that is intended for both interactive and shell script use. Its command language is a superset of the sh(1) shell language. . The 1993 version adds a number of new, mostly scripting related, features over the 1988 version that is typically distributed with commercial UNIX variants. For example, it has lexical scoping, compound variables, associative arrays, named references and floating point math. . The shcomp tool can be used to compile ksh scripts into a binary format.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install ksh

Install ksh Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install ksh

Install ksh 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 ksh using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install ksh

How To Uninstall ksh on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove ksh

Uninstall ksh And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove ksh

Remove ksh Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge ksh

Remove ksh configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge ksh

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Summary

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