How To Install colortest-8 on Debian 11

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install colortest-8 on Debian 11. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update colortest-8.

One-liner install command

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

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

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

What is colortest-8 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 colortest-8 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 colortest-8 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 colortest-8 using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install colortest

Install colortest-8 using apt

Because colortest-8 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 colortest-8 using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install colortest

Install colortest-8 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 colortest-8 by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install colortest

How to upgrade (update) a single package colortest-8 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 colortest-8, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install colortest

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 colortest-8 from Debian 11

To uninstall only the colortest-8 package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove colortest

Uninstall colortest-8 and all its dependencies

To uninstall colortest-8 and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 11, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove colortest

Remove colortest-8 with all configurations and data

To remove colortest-8 configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge colortest

Remove colortest-8 completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

And lastly, you can run the next command to remove absolutely everything related to colortest-8 package, e.g.: configurations, data and all of its dependencies. Just use this command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge colortest

Extra info and code examples

Most terminals are capable of displaying 16 colors; 8 colors and 2 different brightness values, some (like xterm) can display more, even 256 colors. The colortest package includes set of utilities to help test how many colors a terminal can show. These color settings depend on the $TERM environment variable and termcap entry and by adjusting or selecting correct values, higher colors may be available. The following numbers of colors can be tested for: 8, 16 and 256 colors.

Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install colortest-8 using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the colortest-8 from Debian 11.

See also:

How To Install colortest-8 on Kali Linux

How To Install colortest-8 on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install colortest-8 on Debian 11

How To Install colortest-8 on Fedora 34

How To Install colortest-8 on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install colortest-8 on CentOS 8

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