APT command in detail.



apt search gimp


apt list gimp
apt list --installed
apt list --upgradeable


apt show gimp


sudo apt install gimp


sudo apt remove gimp
sudo apt remove --purge gimp

Clean up

sudo apt autoremove
sudo apt purge gimp


sudo apt update
apt list --upgradable


sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt full-upgrade

In a nutshell:

  1. ctrl + alt + t the keyboard shortcut for opening terminal.
  2. apt search packagename for searching packages.
  3. apt list packagename for getting a specific package that is looking for.
  4. apt list --installed for getting installed packages in the system.
  5. apt list --upgradable for getting upgradable packages in the system.
  6. apt show packagenameto know details about packages.
  7. sudo apt install packagenamefor installing new packages.
  8. sudo apt remove packagenamefor removing packages.
  9. sudo apt purge packagename for removing packages and extra config files that are no longer needed.
  10. sudo apt autoremove for clean up unnecessary config files or packages from your system.
  11. sudo apt update packagename && sudo apt upgrade packagename for updating and upgrading a single package.
  12. sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade for updating the cache file and upgrading packages that are available.



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