How to Uninstall or Install cscope on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: August 30, 2022

Cscope is an interactive text screen based source browsing tool. Although it is primarily designed to search C code (including lex and yacc files), it can also be used for C++ code. In this tutorial, I will show you ways to install cscope Ubuntu 22.04.

Requirements

  • OS: Ubuntu 22.04 or older versions with more than 2GB RAM
  • Privileges: Ensure that you are able to execute the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install cscope on Ubuntu 22.04

Install cscope Ubuntu 22.04

cscope is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you some ways to install it. Choose the one you believe is simple and easy to follow.

Install cscope using APT

This is a popular method for installing any Ubuntu packages because it is simple to understand, even if you are a Linux beginner. Following these steps to install cscope on your Ubuntu.

Step 1: Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing the following Linux command:

sudo apt -y update

Step 2: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating, you can install cscope Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and executing it.

sudo apt install cscope

Install cscope using Aptitude

Aptitude allows users to view a list of available packages and manage package installation, upgrade, and removal. If you haven’t already installed it on Ubuntu, run this command to do so.

sudo apt-get install aptitude

After that, you can now install cscope, just following these steps:

Step 1: Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Launch the terminal and enter the following Linux command:

sudo apt -y update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can install cscope Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and pressing Enter.

sudo aptitude install cscope

Uninstall cscope on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever thought about how difficult it is to uninstall an application from Ubuntu? You are mistaken; anyone can easily uninstall any program, not just a package.

If you installed cscope using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall cscope on Ubuntu by running this command

sudo apt remove --auto-remove cscope

If you want to uninstall cscope and delete its data and dependencies, you can also run the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge cscope

Summary

In this tutorial, I showed you ways to install cscope on Ubuntu 22.04 and some ways to uninstall cscope too. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any assistance. I’m delighted to respond to them.