How To Install bmon on debian 9

In this tutorial we learn how to install bmon on debian 9. bmon is portable bandwidth monitor and rate estimator

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install bmon on debian 9.

What is bmon

bmon is a commandline bandwidth monitor which supports various output methods including an interactive curses interface, lightweight HTML output but also simple ASCII output. . Statistics may be distributed over a network using multicast or unicast and collected at some point to generate a summary of statistics for a set of nodes.

There are three ways to install bmon on debian 9. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install bmon Using apt-get

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install bmon

Install bmon Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install bmon

Install bmon 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 bmon using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install bmon

How To Uninstall bmon on debian 9

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

sudo apt-get remove bmon

Uninstall bmon And Its Dependencies

To uninstall bmon and its dependencies that are no longer needed by debian 9, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove bmon

Remove bmon Configurations and Data

To remove bmon configuration and data from debian 9 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge bmon

Remove bmon configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge bmon

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install bmon on debian 9 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.