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 .....
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.