How To Install cpnt on Kali Linux

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install cpnt on Kali Linux. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update cpnt.

One-liner install command

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

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

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

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

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

sudo apt -y install chntpw

Install cpnt using apt

Because cpnt is available in Kali Linux’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 cpnt using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install chntpw

Install cpnt 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 Kali Linux. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

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

sudo aptitude -y install chntpw

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install chntpw

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 cpnt from Kali Linux

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

sudo apt-get remove chntpw

Uninstall cpnt and all its dependencies

To uninstall cpnt and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove chntpw

Remove cpnt with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge chntpw

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge chntpw

Extra info and code examples

This little program provides a way to view information and change user passwords in a Windows NT/2000 user database file. Old passwords need not be known since they are overwritten. In addition it also contains a simple registry editor (same size data writes) and an hex-editor which enables you to fiddle around with bits and bytes in the file as you wish. If you want GNU/Linux bootdisks for offline password recovery you can add this utility to custom image disks or use those provided at the tools homepage.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install cpnt on Kali Linux

How To Install cpnt on Debian 11

How To Install cpnt on Fedora 34

How To Install cpnt on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install cpnt on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install cpnt on CentOS 8

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