How to use Python in Kali Linux (WORKING METHOD)

Learn to run Python or python 3 on your Kali Linux operating system.

Python is preinstalled in your Linux operating system. Using it is very simple but first, make sure to update Kali Linux to the latest version.

To start a Python command line or terminal program, open the terminal in your kali Linux, then type in python, or python3 depending on your Python installation. Press Enter. On Linux, you can do this by running $ python3 Python 3.6.

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How to Update Python in Kali Linux?

Kali Linux comes with Python3 installed, but you need to make sure it’s updated as older versions of python may not work any longer.

Before Updating the kali Linux, first, determine what python version is currently installed in it. For this, open the Kali Linux terminal, and type Python — version. Hit enter to run this command and it will show the version of python in your kali Linux.

As of now (2022, 20th October) The latest version of python is Python 3.9.15. Or verify the latest python version from the official website. Less than this version means it’s older and thus needed an upgrade.

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Kali Linux vs Ubuntu- Comparison

Both Kali Linux and Ubuntu have expertly crafted Linux distros, with a very distinct use cases in mind.

While Kali Linux focuses more on security testing, Ubuntu favors a set of features that are geared more toward a regular PC user, not an ethical hacker. Both have their place in the Linux ecosystem.

However, Ubuntu can also be for penetrating testing instead of Kali Linux. A good way to achieve that is by installing the PenTesters Framework (PTF) from TrustedSec. The benefit of installing it is that it compiles and builds hundreds of penetration tools on various Linux distributions across, Fedora or Ubuntu, and ArchLinux.

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