What is apt-get command in Linux OS?

 

Geekyard Apt-get install Linux

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,

apt-get update

Linux apt-get update Command

  • After it finishes the update. Run the following command,

apt-get install BleachBit

Install BleachBit using Linux Terminak
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) :)

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7 Responses to “What is apt-get command in Linux OS?”

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The first thing I do with apt-get is apt-get install aptitude. Aptitude is a better way to install apps on the command line than apt-get. You can install apps with it the same way as apt-get, but you can also run it and get a display of categories of installed apps.
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Mandeep nice info buddy :)

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Wonderful tutor about a Linux command, on recent days only am learning about Linux commands,
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Great tips . I recently facing a problem regarding an apps to install from package manager but is still failed but your tips is working . Great You Rocks dude!

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The first thing I do with apt-get is apt-get install aptitude. Aptitude is a better way to install apps on the command line than apt-get. You can install apps with it the same way as apt-get, but you can also run it and get a display of categories of installed apps.

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If you’re not computer savvy, you may find this difficult especially if it’s your first time to use Linux OS. However, following this detailed instruction will surely help you a lot and make things easy.

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I am not computer savvy and I would have a difficult time with this but I have learned something here.

Thanks for sharing this information with us.

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