How To Install mailp on Ubuntu 22.04

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install mailp on Ubuntu 22.04. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update mailp.

One-liner install command

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

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

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

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

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Ubuntu 22.04. This guide was written specifically with a server running Ubuntu 22.04 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 mailp on Ubuntu 22.04. 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 mailp 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 mailp using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install mp

Install mailp using apt

Because mailp is available in Ubuntu 22.04’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 mailp using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install mp

Install mailp 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 Ubuntu 22.04. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

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

sudo aptitude -y install mp

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install mp

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 mailp from Ubuntu 22.04

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

sudo apt-get remove mp

Uninstall mailp and all its dependencies

To uninstall mailp and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 22.04, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove mp

Remove mailp with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge mp

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge mp

Extra info and code examples

The mp program will pretty print various files for you. It can be used in conjunction with a mail reading utility for producing a pretty print of your mail items. It can be used with a news reading tool to pretty print news articles. Digests can also be printed, and this version can pretty print ordinary ASCII files as well. Support for personal organiser printing was added into the last released version. There are numerous configuration options to allow you to adjust the way mp generates its output.

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Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install mailp using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the mailp from Ubuntu 22.04.

See also:

How To Install mailp on CentOS 8

How To Install mailp on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install mailp on Fedora 34

How To Install mailp on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install mailp on Debian 11

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