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How to install Netstat on Linux

Netstat is a Linux tool that system admins use for analyzing network stats. It comes in handy when you’re trying to take a deeper look at your Linux machine and how it is handling networking. In this guide, we’ll show you how to install Netstat on your Linux PC.

Netstat on Linux

How to install Netstat on Ubuntu

The Netstat application is widely available to all Linux operating systems, including ones like Ubuntu. However, to get started with installing this program on your Ubuntu system, you must launch a terminal window.

To open up a terminal window on the Ubuntu desktop, press Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Alternatively, search for “Terminal” in the app menu. When the terminal window is open, use the Apt install command below to install the “net-tools” package. This package contains Netstat.

sudo apt install net-tools

Upon entering the command above, Ubuntu will ask you to enter your password. Do so. Then, press the button to confirm that you wish to install the software. After pressing Y, Ubuntu will install the “net-tools” package, which will give you access to Netstat.

How to install Netstat on Debian

Debian has the “net-tools” package available in its software repository, much like Ubuntu. As a result, you’ll be able to install it from the terminal. To start the installation process, you will need to launch a terminal window.

To open up a terminal window, press Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Alternatively, search for “Terminal” in the app menu and open it up that way. When the terminal window is open, the installation can begin.

Using the terminal window, install the “net-tools” package on your system. You can install this package on Debian by using the Apt-get command below.

sudo apt-get install net-tools

Once you write in the installation command above, Debian’s package manager will ask you to enter your password. Then, using the keyboard, enter your password and press the Enter key.

After pressing the Enter key, Debian will ask you to press the key to continue installing. When you do, Netstat will be installed on your computer.

How to install Netstat on Arch Linux

The Netstat application is available on Arch Linux to all users. However, it is a command-line tool, so you will need to open up a terminal window to get the app working. To open up a terminal window, press Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Or, search for “terminal” in the app menu and launch it that way.

When you have your terminal window open, use the Pacman command to install the “net-tools” package onto your Arch Linux computer.

sudo pacman -S net-tools

After running the command above, Arch Linux will ask you for your password. Using the keyboard, enter your password. Then, from there, press the key to confirm you wish to install the package. When you do, Arch Linux will install Netstat.

How to install Netstat on Fedora Linux

Netstat is available for Fedora Linux users through the official software repositories. On some Fedora Linux systems, this tool may already be installed. However, if you do not have Netstat already, you can get it working using the DNF package manager.

To start the installation, open up a terminal window on the Fedora desktop. You can do this by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T. Or, search for “Terminal” in the app menu. When the terminal window is open and ready to use, install the “net-tools” program onto Fedora with the dnf install command.

sudo dnf install net-tools

Upon entering the command above, Fedora will ask you to enter your password. Using the keyboard, do so. When your password is entered, DNF will collect all dependencies required to install the software. Then, it will ask you to press the key to continue. Do so to install Netstat on Fedora.

How to install Netstat on OpenSUSE Linux

The Netstat program is available to all OpenSUSE Leap users and OpenSUSE Tumbleweed users via the “OpenSUSE Oss” software repository. To start the installation, open up a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard or search for “Terminal” in the app menu.

When the terminal window is open and ready to use, enter the following zypper install command below to get the “net-tools” package set up on your OpenSUSE PC.

sudo zypper install net-tools

When you enter the above command, OpenSUSE will ask you for your password. Using the keyboard, write it in. Then, press the command after SUSE shows you all packages that will be installed. After pressing the key, Netstat will be set up on your OpenSUSE Linux PC.

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