How To Install zip on debian 9

In this tutorial we learn how to install zip on debian 9. zip is Archiver for .zip files

Introduction

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

What is zip

This is InfoZIP’s zip program. It produces files that are fully compatible with the popular PKZIP program; however, the command line options are not identical. In other words, the end result is the same, but the methods differ. :-) . This version supports encryption.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install zip

Install zip Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install zip

Install zip 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 zip using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install zip

How To Uninstall zip on debian 9

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

sudo apt-get remove zip

Uninstall zip And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove zip

Remove zip Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge zip

Remove zip configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge zip

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Summary

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