How To Install aewm on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install aewm on Kali Linux. aewm is minimalist window manager for X11

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install aewm on Kali Linux.

What is aewm

aewm is a minimalist window manager for X11. It has no nifty features, but is light on resources and extremely simple in appearance. It should eventually make a good reference implementation of the ICCCM. A few separate programs are included to handle running programs, switching between windows, etc.

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

Install aewm Using apt-get

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install aewm

Install aewm Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install aewm

Install aewm 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 Kali Linux. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

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

sudo aptitude -y install aewm

How To Uninstall aewm on Kali Linux

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

sudo apt-get remove aewm

Uninstall aewm And Its Dependencies

To uninstall aewm and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove aewm

Remove aewm Configurations and Data

To remove aewm configuration and data from Kali Linux we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge aewm

Remove aewm configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge aewm

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Summary

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