How To Install cifsiostat on Ubuntu 21.04

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install cifsiostat on Ubuntu 21.04. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update cifsiostat.

One-liner install command

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

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

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

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

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Ubuntu 21.04. This guide was written specifically with a server running Ubuntu 21.04 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 cifsiostat on Ubuntu 21.04. 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 cifsiostat 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 cifsiostat using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install sysstat

Install cifsiostat using apt

Because cifsiostat is available in Ubuntu 21.04’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 cifsiostat using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install sysstat

Install cifsiostat 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 21.04. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

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

sudo aptitude -y install sysstat

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install sysstat

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 cifsiostat from Ubuntu 21.04

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

sudo apt-get remove sysstat

Uninstall cifsiostat and all its dependencies

To uninstall cifsiostat and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 21.04, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove sysstat

Remove cifsiostat with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge sysstat

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge sysstat

Extra info and code examples

The sysstat package contains the following system performance tools: - sar: collects and reports system activity information; - iostat: reports CPU utilization and disk I/O statistics; - mpstat: reports global and per-processor statistics; - pidstat: reports statistics for Linux tasks (processes); - sadf: displays data collected by sar in various formats; - cifsiostat: reports I/O statistics for CIFS filesystems; - nfsiostat-sysstat: (obsolete) reports I/O statistics for network filesystems. The statistics reported by sar deal with I/O transfer rates, paging activity, process-related activities, interrupts, network activity, memory and swap space utilization, CPU utilization, kernel activities and TTY statistics, among others. Both UP and SMP machines are fully supported.

Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install cifsiostat using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the cifsiostat from Ubuntu 21.04.

See also:

How To Install cifsiostat on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install cifsiostat on Kali Linux

How To Install cifsiostat on CentOS 8

How To Install cifsiostat on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install cifsiostat on Debian 11

How To Install cifsiostat on Fedora 34

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