apt-get Command: Tutorial & Examples

Interact with the package management system

The apt-get command is used to interact with the APT (Advanced Package Tool) package management system on Linux distributions that use Debian's package management system. It allows you to install, remove, and update packages, as well as upgrade the entire system. Some common options include install, remove, update, and upgrade.

For example, to install a package, you can use apt-get install <package name>. To remove a package, you can use apt-get remove <package name>. To update the package list and upgrade the packages, you can use apt-get update followed by apt-get upgrade.

It should be noted that apt-get is a command line utility, but there are also graphical front-ends available for the apt package management system such as aptitude, synaptic and software-center.

It is also important to note that the apt command is introduced as a replacement for apt-get and apt-cache, and is designed to be more user-friendly and simpler to use. The apt command can be used to perform the functionalities of both apt-get and apt-cache.