[ Hacker Night School ] :: Kali Linux Metapackages (All Tools or Subsets)

There are actually four subsets of tools you can install with Kali, depending on your needs, disk resources and download speeds. These packages have names like kali-linux-full and kali-linux-all (those sound the same, don’t they?).

Fortunately the good people at Offensive Security have a guide to the various metapackages. For instance:

kali-linux is the barebones, 1.5GB installation

kali-linux-full is what you get with the download ISO installer, about 9GB

kali-linux-all is a lot more, totaling about 15GB. If you want the whole shebang, this is the one you want.

And there are a whole lot more, which you can study at:


Installation is easy, with simply

apt install kali-linux-all

If you’d like a little walk-through check out



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