How To Install fatcat on Kali Linux

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

One-liner install command

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

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

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

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

sudo apt -y install fatcat

Install fatcat using apt

Because fatcat 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 fatcat using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install fatcat

Install fatcat 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 fatcat by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install fatcat

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install fatcat

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 fatcat from Kali Linux

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

sudo apt-get remove fatcat

Uninstall fatcat and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove fatcat

Remove fatcat with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge fatcat

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge fatcat

Extra info and code examples

fatcat is a tool to explore, extract, repair and forensic FAT filesystem. Its features: - Get information about FAT filesystem; - Explore FAT file system; - Read file or extract directories; - Retrieve file & directories that are deleted; - Backup & restore the FAT tables; - Hack the FAT table by writing on it; - Hack the entries by changing clusters and file sizes; - Perform a search for orphaned files & directories; - Compare and merge the FAT tables; - Repair unallocated directories & files; - Supports FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install fatcat on Kali Linux

How To Install fatcat on Debian 11

How To Install fatcat on CentOS 8

How To Install fatcat on Fedora 34

How To Install fatcat on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install fatcat on Ubuntu 21.04

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