How to Install or Uninstall whowatch on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 9, 2022

whowatch is a ncurses who-like utility that displays information about the users currently logged on to the machine, in real-time. Besides standard information (login name, tty, host, user’s process), the type of the connection (ie. telnet or ssh) is shown. In this guide, I will show you how to install whowatch on Ubuntu 22.04.

Prerequisites

  • Operating system: Ubuntu 22.04 or older Ubuntu versions
  • Privileges: Make sure that you can run the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install whowatch on Ubuntu 22.04

Install whowatch Ubuntu 22.04

whowatch 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 whowatch using APT

This is one of the popular ways to install any Ubuntu packages because it is simple to understand, even if you are a Linux novice. Following these steps to install whowatch 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: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can now install whowatch Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and pressing Enter.

sudo apt-get -y install whowatch

Install whowatch 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

Then, you can now install whowatch, just following these steps:

Step 1: You must update the APT package repository cache before attempting to install, update, or remove any packages. Obtain new packages from Ubuntu by updating the APT database. Launch the terminal and enter the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get -y update

Step 2: Start installing the packages on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can install whowatch Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo aptitude -y install whowatch

Uninstall whowatch 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.

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

sudo apt remove --auto-remove whowatch

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

sudo apt autoremove --purge whowatch

Conclusion

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