How To Install killer on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install killer on Kali Linux. killer is Background job killer

Introduction

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

What is killer

killer is a perl script that gets rid of background jobs. Background jobs are defined as processes that belong to users who are not currently logged into the machine. Jobs can be run in the background (and are exempt from killer’s actions) if their scheduling priority has been reduced by increasing their nice(1) value or if they are being run through condor.

When the package is installed, a cron job is installed to run killer once an hour.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install killer

Install killer Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install killer

Install killer 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 killer using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install killer

How To Uninstall killer on Kali Linux

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

sudo apt-get remove killer

Uninstall killer And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove killer

Remove killer Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge killer

Remove killer configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge killer

References

Summary

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