How to install Libreoffice in kali linux using terminal

Kali Linux which is one of the popular distros for hacking and penetration testing doesn’t come with office software out of the box. Thus, we can install LibreOffice on Kali using just one command on the terminal, if you want.

LibreOffice is another widely used free and open-source office after Apache OpenOffice. It is one of the best alternatives to the Microsoft office program in the free category.  It comes with all modules we need to perform document-related tasks. From word processing to spreadsheets and the development of presentations, all areas are covered. In addition to many other formats, Microsoft formats such as DOC and DOCX are also supported.

Let’s see the steps to install and run LibreOffice on Kali Linux distro using the command line…

Open Command Terminal

Click on the Kali Linux icon marked as a start button to access All Applications, there search for Terminal, and open it to run commands. You can even access the same using the Terminal icon given in the Taskbar of Kali.

Run update command

Let’s run the system update command to let the installed packages achieve their latest state along with the rebuilding of the repo cache.

sudo apt update

Command to install LibreOffice on Kali

LibreOffice packages are already available in the official repository of Kali Linux, thus we don’t need to add a third-party one. Therefore, run the below command to download and install LibreOffice on Kali.

sudo apt install libreoffice


Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree 
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
ant ant-optional coinor-libcbc3 coinor-libcgl1 coinor-libclp1
coinor-libcoinmp1v5 coinor-libcoinutils3v5 coinor-libosi1v5
firebird3.0-common firebird3.0-common-doc firebird3.0-server-core
firebird3.0-utils fonts-crosextra-caladea fonts-crosextra-carlito
fonts-dejavu fonts-liberation2 fonts-linuxlibertine fonts-noto-core
fonts-noto-extra fonts-noto-mono fonts-noto-ui-core fonts-opensymbol
fonts-sil-gentium fonts-sil-gentium-basic gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad
libabw-0.1-1 libactivation-java libaopalli .....

Command to Install Libreoffice on Kali Linux using terminal

Run LibreOffice

Again go to All Applications and search for your recently installed open-source office suite. As it icon appears, run it to start dealing with your document-related tasks.

Run LibreOffice on Kali Linux

LibreOffice on Kali Linux


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