How To Install cutadapt on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install cutadapt on Kali Linux. cutadapt is Clean biological sequences from high-throughput sequencing reads

Introduction

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

What is cutadapt

Cutadapt helps with biological sequence clean tasks by finding the adapter or primer sequences in an error-tolerant way. It can also modify and filter reads in various ways. Adapter sequences can contain IUPAC wildcard characters. Also, paired-end reads and even colorspace data is supported. If you want, you can also just demultiplex your input data, without removing adapter sequences at all.

This package contains the user interface.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install cutadapt

Install cutadapt Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install cutadapt

Install cutadapt 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 cutadapt using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install cutadapt

How To Uninstall cutadapt on Kali Linux

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

sudo apt-get remove cutadapt

Uninstall cutadapt And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove cutadapt

Remove cutadapt Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge cutadapt

Remove cutadapt configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge cutadapt

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Summary

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