How To Install emerald on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install emerald on Kali Linux. emerald is Decorator for compiz

Introduction

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

What is emerald

Emerald is a window decorator for the Compiz window manager, using a custom theme format (*.emerald). It is highly customizable and supports different theme engines, with transparency and precise placement of borders and window title elements.

This package provides a decorator for compiz and a themer application.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install emerald

Install emerald Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install emerald

Install emerald 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 emerald using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install emerald

How To Uninstall emerald on Kali Linux

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

sudo apt-get remove emerald

Uninstall emerald And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove emerald

Remove emerald Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge emerald

Remove emerald configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge emerald

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Summary

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