Redshift is a very handy tool used to adjust the color temperature of your computer screen according to the time of the day.
As a result of this auto-adjustment, the display performance of your screen stays optimized.
Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform Software Installation tasks on any Linux Distribution such as Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian and Linux Mint.
In this context, we will look into how you can have this tool ready for use on a Linux machine.
How to Install Redshift on Linux Mint ?
To install Redshift on a Linux distribution, you will have to follow the steps stated below.
1. Update your Linux System
We will first update our Linux system with the following command:
$ sudo apt update
After updating your system, you will be able to install Redshift on it.
2. Install Redshift and its Required Package on your Linux System
Redshift and its required package can be installed on your Linux system with the command shown below:
$ sudo apt install redshift redshift-gtk
With the execution of this command, you will be able to install Redshift on your Linux system.
3. Launch Redshift on your Linux System:
After installing Redshift on your Linux system, you can launch it by searching for it in the Mint menu and then clicking on the respective search result.
How to Uninstall Redshift from Linux Mint ?
If you want to remove Redshift from your Linux system, then you will have to perform the following steps:
1. Remove the Extra Redshift Package from your Linux System
First, you will have to remove the extra Redshift package that you have installed with it with the command shown below:
$ sudo apt-get purge redshift-gtk
2. Remove Redshift from your Linux System
After removing this package, you can head on to removing Redshift from your Linux system with the following command:
$ sudo apt-get purge redshift
3. Execute the "autoremove" Command to Perform a Quick Cleanup of your Linux System
Finally, you can also execute the "autoremove" command to clean up your Linux system from all the irrelevant packages in this manner:
$ sudo apt-get autoremove