How To Install dateutils on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial we learn how to install dateutils on Ubuntu 22.04. dateutils is nifty command line date and time utilities

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install dateutils on Ubuntu 22.04.

What is dateutils

dateutils is:

Dateutils are a bunch of tools that revolve around fiddling with dates and times in the command line with a strong focus on use cases that arise when dealing with large amounts of financial data.

There are three ways to install dateutils on Ubuntu 22.04. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install dateutils Using apt-get

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install dateutils

Install dateutils Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install dateutils

Install dateutils 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 Ubuntu. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

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

sudo aptitude -y install dateutils

How To Uninstall dateutils on Ubuntu 22.04

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

sudo apt-get remove dateutils

Uninstall dateutils And Its Dependencies

To uninstall dateutils and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 22.04, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove dateutils

Remove dateutils Configurations and Data

To remove dateutils configuration and data from Ubuntu 22.04 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge dateutils

Remove dateutils configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge dateutils

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install dateutils package on Ubuntu 22.04 using different package management tools: apt, apt-get and aptitude.