How To Install mount.ntfs on Debian 11

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install mount.ntfs on Debian 11. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update mount.ntfs.

One-liner install command

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install ntfs-3g

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

What is mount.ntfs and what are the ways to install it?

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Debian 11. This guide was written specifically with a server running Debian 11 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 mount.ntfs on Debian 11. 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 mount.ntfs 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 mount.ntfs using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install ntfs-3g

Install mount.ntfs using apt

Because mount.ntfs is available in Debian 11’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 mount.ntfs using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install ntfs-3g

Install mount.ntfs 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 Debian 11. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating aptitude database, You can install mount.ntfs by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install ntfs-3g

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install ntfs-3g

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 mount.ntfs from Debian 11

To uninstall only the mount.ntfs package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove ntfs-3g

Uninstall mount.ntfs and all its dependencies

To uninstall mount.ntfs and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 11, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove ntfs-3g

Remove mount.ntfs with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge ntfs-3g

Remove mount.ntfs completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge ntfs-3g

Extra info and code examples

NTFS driver for Linux and many other operating systems. It provides safe handling of the Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 NTFS file systems. NTFS-3G can create, remove, rename, move files, directories, hard links, and streams; it can read and write normal and transparently compressed files, including streams and sparse files; it can handle special files like symbolic links, devices, and FIFOs, ACL, extended attributes; moreover it provides full file access right and ownership support.

Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install mount.ntfs using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the mount.ntfs from Debian 11.

See also:

How To Install mount.ntfs on Debian 11

How To Install mount.ntfs on Kali Linux

How To Install mount.ntfs on CentOS 8

How To Install mount.ntfs on Fedora 34

How To Install mount.ntfs on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install mount.ntfs on Ubuntu 21.04

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