what is update and upgrade

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what is update and upgrade

Postby kaykav on Sat May 30, 2009 9:02 pm

Howdy,
What exactly does the update and upgrade command do? Does it update and upgrade the repositories or all the applications already installed on my computer? Or something else? Where can I get information on this subject? A documentation perhaps, or a tutorial........Thank you for your input..........Rich
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Re: what is update and upgrade

Postby exploder on Sat May 30, 2009 9:18 pm

Well, sudo apt-get update will check for updates in the repositories in your sources.list. sudo apt-get upgrade will install the updates.

There are some commands listed here.

http://aruljohn.com/info/apt/

apt-get -h will give you a list of commands and switches. ( -h = help )
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Re: what is update and upgrade

Postby kaykav on Sat May 30, 2009 10:09 pm

thanks again................Rich
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