How To Install hexcompare on debian 9

In this tutorial we learn how to install hexcompare on debian 9. hexcompare is utility to compare and identify binary files

Introduction

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

What is hexcompare

hexcompare is a curses-based utility to compare and identify differences between two binary files. These differences are then represented visually with an interactive block diagram. Hexcompare is useful in forensics cases when you have two files and you want to compare them to find out whether they are identicals or similars.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install hexcompare

Install hexcompare Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install hexcompare

Install hexcompare 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 hexcompare using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install hexcompare

How To Uninstall hexcompare on debian 9

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

sudo apt-get remove hexcompare

Uninstall hexcompare And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove hexcompare

Remove hexcompare Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge hexcompare

Remove hexcompare configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge hexcompare

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Summary

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