How To Install cgroup-tools on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install cgroup-tools on Kali Linux. cgroup-tools is control and monitor control groups (tools)

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install cgroup-tools on Kali Linux.

What is cgroup-tools

Control Groups (cgroups) provide a mechanism for aggregating/partitioning sets of tasks, and all their future children, into hierarchical groups with specialized behaviour.

libcgroup allows one to manipulate, control, administrate and monitor cgroups and the associated controllers.

This package contains the command-line tools.

There are three ways to install cgroup-tools 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 cgroup-tools Using apt-get

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install cgroup-tools

Install cgroup-tools Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install cgroup-tools

Install cgroup-tools 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 cgroup-tools using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install cgroup-tools

How To Uninstall cgroup-tools on Kali Linux

To uninstall only the cgroup-tools package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove cgroup-tools

Uninstall cgroup-tools And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove cgroup-tools

Remove cgroup-tools Configurations and Data

To remove cgroup-tools configuration and data from Kali Linux we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge cgroup-tools

Remove cgroup-tools configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge cgroup-tools

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Summary

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