Ways to Install and Uninstall mac-robber on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 26, 2022

mac-robber is a digital investigation tool (digital forensics) that collects metadata from allocated files in a mounted filesystem. This is useful during incident response when analyzing a live system or when analyzing a dead system in a lab. The data can be used by the mactime tool in The Sleuth Kit (TSK or SleuthKit only) to make a timeline of file activity. The mac-robber tool is based on the grave-robber tool from TCT (The Coroners Toolkit). I will show you how to install mac-robber on Ubuntu 22.04 in this tutorial.

Software Requirement

  • OS: Ubuntu 22.04 is needed for mac-robber to work
  • Privileges: Ascertain that you are able to execute sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install mac-robber on Ubuntu 22.04

Install mac-robber Ubuntu 22.04

mac-robber is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you some ways to install it. Choose the one that you think is easy and you can follow.

Install mac-robber 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 instructions to install mac-robber on your Ubuntu 22.04.

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

sudo apt update

Step 2: Start installing the packages on Ubuntu 22.04. You can now install mac-robber Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt-get install mac-robber

Install mac-robber using Aptitude

You must run this command to install Aptitude if you haven’t already done so on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get -y install aptitude

After installing it, you can now install mac-robber by following these steps:

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

sudo apt-get -y update

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

sudo aptitude -y install mac-robber

Uninstall mac-robber on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever considered how challenging it might be to uninstall an application from Ubuntu? You’re wrong, anyone can easily uninstall any program, not just a mac-robber.

This command can be used to uninstall mac-robber from Ubuntu 22.04 if it was installed using APT or Aptitude.

sudo apt remove --auto-remove mac-robber

To uninstall mac-robber and remove its data and dependencies, you can also use the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge mac-robber

Conclusion

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