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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

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Using Apt tool Linux Infographics

What is the Apt tool?

The 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 the Apt tool for many things like :

  1. Installing a package in Linux
  2. Updating a package in Linux
  3. Checking for system updates
  4. Removing packages in Linux

Common Commands for using Apt tool

1. Apt Update

to check for updates run the following command

sudo apt update

2. Apt Upgrade

for installing any updates available, run the following command

sudo apt upgrade

3. Apt Install

To install any package, enter the following command

sudo apt install <packageName>
sudo apt install vlc
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4. Apt Remove

For removing any package, enter the command followed by package name

sudo apt remove <PackageName>
sudo apt remove vlc
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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 the following command

sudo apt clean

7. Apt-get

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>
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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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Final words

So, I hope this content will help you learn something. Please share your views about infographics shared and content. Keep visiting back for more updates. Thanks for reading.

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Discussion (2)

krisaore profile image

Not very clear the difference between apt and apt-get

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Balvinder Singh Author

Hi Krisaore,
Not much difference specifically for a general user.