How To Install clsync on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install clsync on Kali Linux. clsync is live sync tool based on inotify, written in GNU C

Introduction

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

What is clsync

Clsync recursively watches for source directory and executes external program to sync the changes. Clsync is adapted to use together with rsync. This utility is much more lightweight than competitors and supports such features as separate queue for big files, regex file filter, multi-threading.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install clsync

Install clsync Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install clsync

Install clsync 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 clsync using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install clsync

How To Uninstall clsync on Kali Linux

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

sudo apt-get remove clsync

Uninstall clsync And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove clsync

Remove clsync Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge clsync

Remove clsync configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge clsync

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Summary

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