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November 27th, 2015 by Michael Tunnell

Simplify Command-Line Package Management with APT instead of apt-get

Excerpt from the article:

APT, the Advanced Package Tool from the Debian project, is for managing packages by using a lot of separate tools to accomplish various tasks. In the past, users needed to know multiple command structures like apt-get, apt-cache, apt-config, and many more to utilize the full feature-set of APT.

For over a decade, practically all tutorials and guides for installing and removing packages on a Debian/Ubuntu based system have been suggesting apt-get to users. In the past, that was the correct suggestion because “apt” as a command hadn’t existed at the time but due to the Dispersed Documentation Hell a lot of people aren’t aware that now it does exists . . .

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