How To Install WhatWeb 0.4.8 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, WhatWeb is an open-source software for identifying websites. The app recognizes the content management systems (CMS), blogging platforms, statistic/analytics packages, JavaScript libraries, web servers and embedded devices.

Main features:

  • Over 900 plugins
  • Control the trade off between speed/stealth and reliability
  • Plugins include example URLs
  • Performance tuning. Control how many websites to scan concurrently.
  • Multiple log formats: Brief (greppable), Verbose (human readable), XML, JSON, MagicTree, RubyObject, MongoDB.
  • Recursive web spidering
  • Proxy support including TOR
  • Custom HTTP headers
  • Basic HTTP authentication
  • Control over webpage redirection
  • Nmap-style IP ranges
  • Fuzzy matching
  • Result certainty awareness
  • Custom plugins defined on the command line

The latest version available is WhatWeb 0.4.8, which has been released a while ago, which removed the dependency on rubygems.

how to install WhatWeb 0.4.8 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, Linux Lite 2.0, LXLE 14.04

In this article I will show you how to install WhatWeb 0.4.8 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, Linux Lite 2.0, LXLE 14.04 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing WhatWeb 0.4.8 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the whatweb package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pi-rho/security
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install whatweb

Optional, to remove whatweb, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove whatweb

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