How to Uninstall and Install diffmon Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 5, 2022

This tool is run by a nightly cron job, and takes a `diff’ of specified system configuration files and emails them to a specified email address. Options to diff can be specified. This is useful in friendly environments where there are multiple sysadmins working on configuration files/setups and everyone’s changes are reported. CVS is a better answer, but the most of people don’t want to have the hassle of putting system files in a repository. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install diffmon on Ubuntu 22.04.

Requirements to install

  • Operating system: Ubuntu 22.04 or older versions with more than 2GB RAM
  • Privileges: Ascertain that you are able to execute sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install diffmon on Ubuntu 22.04

Install diffmon Ubuntu 22.04

diffmon 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 diffmon using APT

This is a popular method for installing Ubuntu packages because it’s easy to follow, even if you are a newbie in Linux. Following these instructions to get diffmon on your Ubuntu 22.04.

Step 1: The APT package repository cache needs to be updated before you try to install, update, or remove any packages. 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: Start installing the packages on Ubuntu 22.04. You can now install diffmon Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt install diffmon

Install diffmon 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 -y install aptitude

After installing, you can now install diffmon by 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-get -y update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can install diffmon Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo aptitude -y install diffmon

Uninstall diffmon 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 diffmon using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall diffmon on Ubuntu by following this step:

sudo apt remove --auto-remove diffmon

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

sudo apt autoremove --purge diffmon


In this tutorial, I showed you ways to install diffmon on Ubuntu 22.04 and some ways to uninstall diffmon too. If you need any help, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m very glad to answer them.