How To Install gzip on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install gzip on Kali Linux. gzip is GNU compression utilities

Introduction

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

What is gzip

This package provides the standard GNU file compression utilities, which are also the default compression tools for Debian. They typically operate on files with names ending in ‘.gz’, but can also decompress files ending in ‘.Z’ created with ‘compress’.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install gzip

Install gzip Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install gzip

Install gzip 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 gzip using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install gzip

How To Uninstall gzip on Kali Linux

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

sudo apt-get remove gzip

Uninstall gzip And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove gzip

Remove gzip Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge gzip

Remove gzip configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge gzip

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Summary

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