Install and update packages using the APT-GET command in Linux

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The apt-cache command can be used to locate a package.


Use the install option to install or update a package.

[root@server1 ~]# apt-get install package_name


To install a specific version of a package, add an equal sign followed by the version of the package.

[root@server1 ~]# apt-get install package_name=1.0.11-1


The -f option is commonly used, to ensure all package dependencies are installed. For a complete list of available options, refer to the apt-get man page.

[root@server1 ~]# apt-get install -f package_name



Use the remove option to uninstall a package, but do not remove the configuration files.

[root@server1 ~]# apt-get remove package_name


Use the purge option to uninstall a package and remove the configuration files.

[root@server1 ~]# apt-get purge package_name


Use the autoremove option to remove a package and the dependencies used by the package.

[root@server1 ~]# apt-get autoremove package_name



Use the apt-file list command to view all of the files installed by the package.

[root@server1 ~]# apt-file list package_name


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