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apt-get Linux command on ChromeOS

apt-get is a package management system that predates apt which is the current package management shipped by default on Chrome OS. As a flexible and free front-end package manager for Debian/Ubuntu-based systems, apt-get thrives in installing new software packages, removing software packages previously installed, upgrading existing software packages as well as upgrading the entire operating system.

It’s a command-line utility that uses the “apt” package manager to automatically download and install software, and it can be used to install several popular packages, such as apt-get, aptitude, and yum. It mainly uses the “apt-get” command, but it also supports the “apt-get install” command.

Most used commands:
update – Retrieve new lists of packages
upgrade – Perform an upgrade
install – Install new packages (pkg is libc6 not libc6.deb)
reinstall – Reinstall packages (pkg is libc6 not libc6.deb)
remove – Remove packages
purge – Remove packages and config files
autoremove – Remove automatically all unused packages
dist-upgrade – Distribution upgrade, see apt-get(8)
dselect-upgrade – Follow dselect selections
build-dep – Configure build-dependencies for source packages
clean – Erase downloaded archive files
autoclean – Erase old downloaded archive files
check – Verify that there are no broken dependencies
source – Download source archives
download – Download the binary package into the current directory
changelog – Download and display the changelog for the given package

$ sudo apt-get update



Jesse Afolabi

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