Linux: Update Software by Command Line

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What is the command line equivalent to Ubuntu's Update Manager?

Run these commands:

# command equivalent to the updated manager GUI
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
ubuntu Linux update manager Screenshot 2013-01-25
Ubuntu Linux Update Manager

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