APT, short for Advanced Package Tool, is a package management system. APT allows you to quickly and easily install, update, and remove software from the command line(Using Terminal). Aside from its simplicity, one of the best things about APT is the fact that it automatically resolves dependency issues for you. This means that if the package you are installing requires additional software, APT will automatically locate and install the additional software. This is a massive improvement over the old days of “dependency hell.”
Installing software with APT is very straightforward. For example, let us assume you want to install BleachBit(An Alternative for CCleaner) . Once you know the name of the package you want to install, from the command line you can run apt-get install followed by the name of the software you want to install. It is always a good idea to run apt-get update before installing software. This will ensure that you are getting the latest version available. 🙂 I love using Linux operating system. Read, Top 5 Advantages of Using Linux Os.
How To Use apt-get Linux Command?
In this post I will show you how to use the apt-get command to install a software of latest version from Linux Terminal.
- Goto Terminal. Type the following,
- After it finishes the update. Run the following command,
apt-get install BleachBit
If you prefer not to use the command line, there are several GUIs available for interacting with APT. E.g: Ubuntu Software Center. Here is an example of installing Samba server using Ubuntu Software Center(i.e Graphical user interface method) 🙂