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How to install telnet on Debian Unstable (Sid)

Install telnet

Installing telnet package on Debian Unstable (Sid) is as easy as running the following command on terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install telnet

telnet package information

distro Debian Unstable (Sid)
section Main
name telnet
version 0.17-40+b1
description basic telnet client
subsection net
maintainer Mats Erik Andersson

Uninstall telnet

To remove just telnet package itself from Debian Unstable (Sid) execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove telnet

Uninstall telnet and it’s dependent packages

To remove the telnet package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed from Debian Sid.

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove telnet

Purging telnet

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of telnet from Debian Sid then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge telnet

To delete configuration and/or data files of telnet and it’s dependencies from Debian Sid then execute:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove telnet