How To Install showtable on CentOS 8

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

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

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

sudo dnf -y install libdata-showtable-perl

Install showtable on CentOS 8 using yum

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

sudo yum -y install libdata-showtable-perl

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update libdata-showtable-perl

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade libdata-showtable-perl

How to Upgrade showtable 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 libdata-showtable-perl

How To remove showtable from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove libdata-showtable-perl

Extra info and code examples

Data::ShowTable is a Perl module which defines subroutines to print arrays of data in a nicely formatted listing, using one of four possible formats: simple table, boxed table, list style, and HTML-formatting (for World-Wide-Web output). In other words, showtable is a data formatting program. Using the '-html' option, showtable can accept ASCII tabular data and format it appropriately for display through a Web-browser.


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

See also:

How To Install showtable on CentOS 8

How To Install showtable on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install showtable on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install showtable on Kali Linux

How To Install showtable on Debian 11

How To Install showtable on Fedora 34