How To Install exp_count on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install exp_count on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update exp_count as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install sloccount
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install sloccount

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is exp_count and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 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 exp_count on CentOS 8. 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 exp_count on CentOS 8 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install exp_count using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install sloccount

Install exp_count on CentOS 8 using yum

Because exp_count is available in CentOS 8’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install exp_count package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install sloccount

How to upgrade (update) a single package exp_count using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like exp_count in this example you should use the following command:

yum update sloccount

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade sloccount

How to Upgrade exp_count on CentOS 8 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update sloccount

How To remove exp_count from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove sloccount

Extra info and code examples

SLOCCount (pronounced "sloc-count") is a suite of programs for counting physical source lines of code (SLOC) in potentially large software systems (thus, SLOCCount is a "software metrics tool" or "software measurement tool"). SLOCCount can count physical SLOC for a wide number of languages; listed alphabetically, they are: Ada, Assembly, awk, Bourne shell, C, C++, C shell, COBOL, C#, Erlang, Expect, Fortran, Java, lex/flex, LISP (including Scheme), Makefile, Modula3, Objective-C, Pascal, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, sed, SQL, Tcl, VHDL, XML, Yacc/Bison. SLOCCount can automatically determine if a file is a source code file or not, and if so, which language it's written in. As a result, you can analyze large systems completely automatically. SLOCCount also includes some report-generating tools to collect the data generated and present it in several different formats.


You now have a full guide on how to install exp_count using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the exp_count from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install exp_count on CentOS 8

How To Install exp_count on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install exp_count on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install exp_count on Kali Linux

How To Install exp_count on Debian 11

How To Install exp_count on Fedora 34