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Using apt tool infographics Linux basic tool series part 1
hi everyone, today we going to share an infographic we created from the series Linux Basic tool, a short video series on our social media channels. In this, we would talk about using the apt tool in Linux. So, let’s start
What is the Apt tool?
Apt tool is short for Advanced Package Tool. Apt is a free software user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on Debian, Ubuntu, and related Linux distributions. You can use apt to install any application, update, or remove.
Why we use the Apt tool?
we use Apt tool for many things like :
- Installing a package in Linux
- Updating a package in Linux
- Checking for system updates
- Removing packages in Linux
Common Commands for using Apt tool
1. Apt Update
to check for updates run following command
sudo apt update
2. Apt Upgrade
for installing any updates available, run following command
sudo apt upgrade
3. Apt Install <PackageName>
To install any package, enter the following command,
sudo apt install <packageName>
sudo apt install vlc
4. Apt Remove <PackageName>
For removing any package, enter the command followed by package name
sudo apt remove <PackageName>
sudo apt remove vlc
5. Apt AutoRemove
Same as remove, but to remove packages which are not required now, enter the command
sudo apt autoremove
6. Apt clean
to clean the update cache( list of packages to be downloaded) run following command
sudo apt clean
7. Apt-get in place of apt
same as apt, but a little faster than apt, use apt-get in place of apt in previous commands.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install <packageName>
sudo apt-get remove <packageName>
8. Apt help command
For getting any help or commands usage, other than our listed commands(complex ones, not used regularly) enter the below command.
sudo apt -h
Note : sudo is required to run command in escalated mode ( as admin with more permissions)
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