How To Install bwbar on Debian 11

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install bwbar on Debian 11. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update bwbar.

One-liner install command

For those in a hurry, here's a one-line installation command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install bwbar

But if you are interested in the detailed steps with descriptions, the following information is for you.

What is bwbar and what are the ways to install it?

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Debian 11. This guide was written specifically with a server running Debian 11 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install bwbar on Debian 11. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install bwbar using apt-get

First, update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt -y install bwbar

Install bwbar using apt

Because bwbar is available in Debian 11’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the apt packaging system.

To begin, update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, You can install bwbar using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install bwbar

Install bwbar 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 Debian 11. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating aptitude database, You can install bwbar by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install bwbar

How to upgrade (update) a single package bwbar using apt-get?

First, you will need to update packages index. Run update command as usual:

sudo apt-get update

Next, to upgrade only the bwbar, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install bwbar

Note that this command will not install any new packages! If you wish to install the package if it doesn't exist you may leave out --only-upgrade part.

How To Uninstall bwbar from Debian 11

To uninstall only the bwbar package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove bwbar

Uninstall bwbar and all its dependencies

To uninstall bwbar and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 11, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove bwbar

Remove bwbar with all configurations and data

To remove bwbar configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge bwbar

Remove bwbar completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

And lastly, you can run the next command to remove absolutely everything related to bwbar package, e.g.: configurations, data and all of its dependencies. Just use this command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge bwbar

Extra info and code examples

This program will output a PNG and a text file that can be used in scripts or be included in web pages to show current bandwidth usage. The amount of total bandwidth can be customized. The PNG output appears as a bar graph showing maximum possible usage with the current inbound or outbound usage shown as a differently colored bar.

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Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install bwbar using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the bwbar from Debian 11.

See also:

How To Install bwbar on CentOS 8

How To Install bwbar on Debian 11

How To Install bwbar on Fedora 34

How To Install bwbar on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install bwbar on Ubuntu 21.04

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