How To Install devilspie2 on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install devilspie2 on Kali Linux. devilspie2 is Lua-based window matching utility

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install devilspie2 on Kali Linux.

What is devilspie2

Devilspie2 is a window matching utility, allowing the user to perform scripted actions on windows as they are created. For example, you can script a terminal program to always be positioned at a specific screen position, or automatically position a window on a specific workspace.

It is a continuation of Ross Burton’s project Devilspie, with the most significant change that the symbolic expressions of that project are replaced with a Lua interpreter.

There are three ways to install devilspie2 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 devilspie2 Using apt-get

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

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install devilspie2 using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install devilspie2

Install devilspie2 Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install devilspie2 using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install devilspie2

Install devilspie2 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 devilspie2 using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install devilspie2

How To Uninstall devilspie2 on Kali Linux

To uninstall only the devilspie2 package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove devilspie2

Uninstall devilspie2 And Its Dependencies

To uninstall devilspie2 and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove devilspie2

Remove devilspie2 Configurations and Data

To remove devilspie2 configuration and data from Kali Linux we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge devilspie2

Remove devilspie2 configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove devilspie2 configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge devilspie2

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install devilspie2 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.