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How to install xtail on Debian Unstable (Sid)

Install xtail

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

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xtail

xtail package information

distro Debian Unstable (Sid)
section Main
name xtail
version 2.1-5.1
description like “tail -f”, but works on truncated files, directories, more
subsection utils
maintainer Roderick Schertler

Uninstall xtail

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

sudo apt-get remove xtail

Uninstall xtail and it’s dependent packages

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

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove xtail

Purging xtail

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

sudo apt-get purge xtail

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

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove xtail