Ways to Install or Uninstall s-nail on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 15, 2022

S-nail is a mail processing system with a command syntax reminiscent of ed(1) with lines replaced by messages. It is intended to provide the functionality of the POSIX mailx(1) command and offers (mostly optional) extensions for line editing, IDNA, MIME, S/MIME, SMTP and POP3 (and IMAP). It is usable as a mail batch language. S-nail is a derivative of Heirloom mailx, formerly known as nail, which itself is based upon Berkeley Mail that has a history back to the 70s. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install s-nail on Ubuntu 22.04.

Prerequisites

  • OS: s-nail needs Ubuntu 22.04 to work
  • Privileges: Verify that you can execute the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install s-nail on Ubuntu 22.04

Install s-nail Ubuntu 22.04

s-nail 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 s-nail using APT

This is one of the most popular methods for installing Ubuntu packages because it’s easy to follow, even if you are a newbie in Linux. Following these steps to get s-nail on your Ubuntu.

Step 1: You must update the APT package repository cache before attempting to install, update, or remove any packages. Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing this Linux command:

sudo apt -y update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can install s-nail Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and executing it.

sudo apt -y install s-nail

Install s-nail using Aptitude

With Aptitude, users can view a list of available packages and manage their installation, upgrade, and removal of packages. If you didn’t install it on Ubuntu, you need to install it by executing this command.

sudo apt-get -y install aptitude

After installing, you can now install s-nail by following these steps:

Step 1: You must update the APT package repository cache before attempting to install, update, or remove any packages. Update the APT database to fetch new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing the following Linux command:

sudo apt update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. You can now install s-nail Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo aptitude -y install s-nail

Uninstall s-nail on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever thought that uninstalling an application from Ubuntu is difficult? You are mistaken; Anyone can easily uninstall any program, not just s-nail.

You can uninstall s-nail Ubuntu by running this command if you installed it using APT or Aptitude.

sudo apt remove --auto-remove s-nail

You can also execute this command if you want to uninstall s-nail and remove its data and dependencies:

sudo apt autoremove --purge s-nail

Summary

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