The Debian apt-get command is used to manage .deb packages. The ap-get command can be used to manage .deb packages. It can install and manage individual packages, upgrade packages, apply security patch, download. .deb source files and keep the Debian system up to date.
Using the commandEdit
The apt-get command is typed into a terminal, using sudo, to perform the desired action. Replace (package) with desired package or function name. Some common functions:
- sudo apt-get update
- sudo apt-get install (package)
- sudo pt-get upgrade
- Sudo apt-get remove (package)
- Sudo apt-get purge remove (package) (this will delete everything including configuration files)