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

Shell Basics

  1. Get System Info
  2. Shell Basics
  3. grep, cat, awk, uniq
  4. sort
  5. find, xargs
  6. diff Files/Dir
  7. dir size: du
  8. dir tree
  9. tar gzip bzip2 xz 7zip rar zip
  10. wget, curl, GET, HEAD
  11. rsync
  12. Install Packages

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