How To Install msgchk on CentOS 8

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install nmh

Install msgchk on CentOS 8 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install nmh

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update nmh

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade nmh

How to Upgrade msgchk 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 nmh

How To remove msgchk from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove nmh

Extra info and code examples

This is the nmh mail user agent (reader/sender), a command-line based mail reader that is powerful and extensible. nmh is an excellent choice for people who receive and process a lot of mail. Unlike most mail user agents, nmh is not a single program, rather it is a set of programs that are run from the shell. This allows the user to utilize the full power of the Unix shell in coordination with nmh. Various front-ends are available, such as mh-e (an emacs mode), xmh, and exmh (X11 clients). nmh was originally based on MH version 6.8.3, and is intended to be a (mostly) compatible drop-in replacement for MH.

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

See also:

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How To Install msgchk on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install msgchk on Kali Linux

How To Install msgchk on Debian 11

How To Install msgchk on Fedora 34