How To Install lsattr on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install lsattr on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update lsattr 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 e2fsprogs
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install e2fsprogs

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

What is lsattr 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 lsattr 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 lsattr 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 lsattr using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install e2fsprogs

Install lsattr on CentOS 8 using yum

Because lsattr 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 lsattr package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install e2fsprogs

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update e2fsprogs

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade e2fsprogs

How to Upgrade lsattr 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 e2fsprogs

How To remove lsattr from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove e2fsprogs

Extra info and code examples

  • Display the attributes of the files in the current directory:
    lsattr
  • List the attributes of files in a particular path:
    lsattr path
  • List file attributes recursively in the current and subsequent directories:
    lsattr -R
  • Show attributes of all the files in the current directory, including hidden ones:
    lsattr -a
  • Display attributes of directories in the current directory:
    lsattr -d

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install lsattr on Kali Linux

How To Install lsattr on CentOS 8

How To Install lsattr on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install lsattr on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install lsattr on Fedora 34

How To Install lsattr on Debian 11

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