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How to Install Yara in Python on Linux?

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  • Last Updated : 11 Mar, 2022
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YARA is a malware research tool that aids in the identification and classification of malware samples. You may use YARA to make descriptions of malware families based on textual or binary patterns found on samples from those families. This utility is officially accessible in the Python environment as a package. It’s now available through the PyPi package management. In this article, we’ll examine how to install the Yara package in Python 3 on a Linux machine. 

Installing Yara package on Linux using PIP


To install the Yara package in Linux follow the following steps:

Step 1: Setting up a Python environment on our Linux operating system. So to install Python3 in our Linux system we use the apt manager.

sudo apt-get install python3


Step 2: Installing the PIP manager in our Linux system. It is a Python package installation program that is used to install and manage Python packages. So to install PIP we use the following command on the terminal.

sudo apt install python3-pip


Step 3: Now using the PIP manager we are going to install the Yara package. So for the installation run the following command on the terminal.

sudo pip3 install yara-python


Verifying the installation of Yara package on Linux using PIP

After installing the package, the next important step is to verify the installation of the Yara package. So in this step, we are just retrieving the information of the installed package (Yara) with the below command on the terminal itself.

python3 -m pip show yara-python

The below output will be displayed after the successful installation of the Yara package on your Linux machine.


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