How To Install showtable on Ubuntu 22.04

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

One-liner install command

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install libdata-showtable-perl

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

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

sudo apt -y install libdata-showtable-perl

Install showtable using apt

Because showtable 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 showtable using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install libdata-showtable-perl

Install showtable 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 showtable by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install libdata-showtable-perl

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install libdata-showtable-perl

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 showtable from Ubuntu 22.04

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

sudo apt-get remove libdata-showtable-perl

Uninstall showtable and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove libdata-showtable-perl

Remove showtable with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge libdata-showtable-perl

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge 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.

Conclusion

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

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

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