How To Install qiv on Kali Linux

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

One-liner install command

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

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

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

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

sudo apt -y install qiv

Install qiv using apt

Because qiv 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 qiv using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install qiv

Install qiv 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 qiv by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install qiv

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install qiv

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 qiv from Kali Linux

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

sudo apt-get remove qiv

Uninstall qiv and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove qiv

Remove qiv with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge qiv

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge qiv

Extra info and code examples

Quick Image Viewer (qiv) is a very small and pretty fast GDK/Imlib image viewer. Features include zoom, maxpect, scale down, fullscreen, brightness/contrast/gamma correction, slideshow, pan with keyboard and mouse, rotate left/right, flip, delete (move to .qiv-trash/), jump to image x, jump forward/backward x images, filename filter, and you can use qiv to set your X11-Desktop background. qiv also supports the assignment of external commands (like metacam) to unused keys.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install qiv on CentOS 8

How To Install qiv on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install qiv on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install qiv on Kali Linux

How To Install qiv on Debian 11

How To Install qiv on Fedora 34

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