Linux: How to Install/Remove Packages

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Here's how to install and remove Ubuntu Linux software packages.

Install Package

Remove Package

Search package

Describe Package

List Installed Packages

Update All Installed Software

# update all software (it'll ask to confirm)
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get distupgrade

Launch Software Update GUI App

in terminal type update-manager