How To Install cfdump on Debian 11

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

One-liner install command

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install python-cf

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

What is cfdump 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 cfdump 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 cfdump 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 cfdump using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install python-cf

Install cfdump using apt

Because cfdump 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 cfdump using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install python-cf

Install cfdump 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 cfdump by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install python-cf

How to upgrade (update) a single package cfdump 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 cfdump, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install python-cf

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 cfdump from Debian 11

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

sudo apt-get remove python-cf

Uninstall cfdump and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove python-cf

Remove cfdump with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge python-cf

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge python-cf

Extra info and code examples

CF is a netCDF convention which is in wide and growing use for the storage of model-generated and observational data relating to the atmosphere, ocean and Earth system. This package is an implementation of the CF data model, and as such it is an API allows for the full scope of data and metadata interactions described by the CF conventions. With this package you can: - Read CF-netCDF files, CFA-netCDF files and UK Met Office fields files and PP files. - Create CF fields. - Write fields to CF-netCDF and CFA-netCDF files on disk. - Aggregate collections of fields into as few multidimensional fields as possible using the CF aggregation rules. - Create, delete and modify a field??s data and metadata. - Select and subspace fields according to their metadata. - Perform broadcastable, metadata-aware arithmetic, comparison and trigonometric operation with fields. - Collapse fields by statistical operations. - Sensibly deal with date-time data. - Allow for cyclic axes. - Visualize fields the cfplot package. All of the above use Large Amounts of Massive Arrays (LAMA) functionality, which allows multiple fields larger than the available memory to exist and be manipulated. This package installs the library for Python 2.

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

See also:

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How To Install cfdump on CentOS 8

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