Installing Kali Purple Tools and Theme


In this post, I will go over the steps on how to install Kali Linux Purple Tools and Theme on the existing Kali Linux.

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➡️ Introduction

Kali Purple released on March 13, 2023 which focus on defensive security instead of the offensive security that we are familiar with. However, it’s new and needs time for improvement. If you are not ready to switch over to Kali Purple, you can still experience the tools and installing them to your existing Kali Linux.

➡️ Step 1: Update and Upgrade

To update Kali, first ensure that /etc/apt/sources.list is properly populated:

Official Guide:

kali@kali:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
# See
deb kali-rolling main contrib non-free non-free-firmware

# Additional line for source packages
# deb-src kali-rolling main contrib non-free non-free-firmware

After that we can run the following commands which will upgrade us to the latest Kali version:

kali@kali:~$ sudo apt update
kali@kali:~$ sudo apt full-upgrade -y
kali@kali:~$ sudo apt autoremove

➡️ Step 2: Install Kali Purple Tools

You can pick the tools set from the below list that suite your need.

Below are the commands to install the specific tools set:

  • Identify
    • sudo apt install kali-tools-identify -y
  • Protect
    • sudo apt install kali-tools-protect -y
  • Detect
    • sudo apt install kali-tools-detect -y
  • Respond
    • sudo apt install kali-tools-respond -y
  • Recover
    • sudo apt install kali-tools-recover -y

If you want to install all five tools set, you can use the below command:

sudo apt install kali-tools-identify kali-tools-protect kali-tools-detect kali-tools-respond kali-tools-recover -y

➡️ Step 3: Install Kali Purple Theme and Reinstall Kali Linux Menu

  • To install Kali Purple Theme, use the command below:

kali@kali:~$ sudo apt install kali-themes-purple -y

  • For the tools to be added to the menu, we will need to reinstall the kali-menu

kali@kali:~$ sudo apt install --reinstall kali-menu

Kali Purple tools should be listed under menu now.

➡️ Step 3: Change the appearance to Kali Purple Theme (Optional)

From the Kali Linux Menu, search for “Appearance”

Under “Style”, you have 2 options, Kali-Purple-Dark and Kali-Purple-Light

Under “Icon”, you also have 2 options, Flat-Remix-Purple-Dark and Flat-Purple-Light

  • Kali-Purple-Dark with Flat-Remix-Purple-Dark
  • Kali-Purple-Light with Flat-Remix-Purple-Light

➡️ Bonus: Installing new and legacy wallpapers

Use the below command to install new and legacy wallpapers:

sudo apt update && sudo apt -y install kali-wallpapers-legacy

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