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apt

Package management utility for Debian based distributions. Recommended replacement for apt-get when used interactively in Ubuntu versions 16.04 and later.

  • Update the list of available packages and versions (it's recommended to run this before other apt commands):

sudo apt update

  • Search for a given package:

apt search {{package}}

  • Show information for a package:

apt show {{package}}

  • Install a package, or update it to the latest available version:

sudo apt install {{package}}

  • Remove a package (using purge instead also removes its configuration files):

sudo apt remove {{package}}

  • Upgrade all installed packages to their newest available versions:

sudo apt upgrade

  • List all packages:

apt list

  • List installed packages:

apt list --installed