How To Install hatop on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install hatop on Kali Linux. hatop is interactive ncurses client for haproxy

Introduction

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

What is hatop

HATop is an interactive ncurses client and real-time monitoring, statistics displaying tool for the HAProxy TCP/HTTP load balancer.

HATop’s appearance is similar to top(1). It supports various modes for detailed statistics of all configured proxies and services in near realtime. In addition, it features an interactive CLI for the haproxy unix socket. This allows administrators to control the given haproxy instance (change server weight, put servers into maintenance mode, …) directly out of hatop (using keybinds or the CLI) and monitor the results immediately.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install hatop

Install hatop Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install hatop

Install hatop 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 hatop using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install hatop

How To Uninstall hatop on Kali Linux

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

sudo apt-get remove hatop

Uninstall hatop And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove hatop

Remove hatop Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge hatop

Remove hatop configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge hatop

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Summary

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