How To Install lowdown on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install lowdown on Kali Linux. lowdown is Simple markdown translator

Introduction

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

What is lowdown

Lowdown is a Markdown translator producing HTML5, roff documents in the ms and man formats, LaTeX, gemini, and terminal output.

Beyond traditional Markdown syntax support, lowdown supports the following Markdown features and extensions:

  • autolinking
  • fenced code
  • tables
  • superscripts
  • footnotes
  • disabled inline HTML
  • ??smart typography??
  • metadata
  • commonmark (in progress)
  • definition lists
  • extended image attributes

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install lowdown

Install lowdown Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install lowdown

Install lowdown 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 lowdown using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install lowdown

How To Uninstall lowdown on Kali Linux

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

sudo apt-get remove lowdown

Uninstall lowdown And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove lowdown

Remove lowdown Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge lowdown

Remove lowdown configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge lowdown

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Summary

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