How do I get Ubuntu updates from the terminal

Update Ubuntu - Here's how

Ubuntu can be updated in just a few steps. Either you use the terminal command apt-get or the update management. We'll show you both ways of installing Ubuntu updates.

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You can update Ubuntu via the terminal via the command line and with the update management.

Update Ubuntu - via terminal with apt-get

To update Ubuntu via Terminal, you proceed as follows:

  1. Presses the key combination Ctrl + Alt + Tto open the terminal.
  2. Type in the following command: sudo apt-get update
    Info: This will re-read the package lists.
  3. Enter your Ubuntu password and confirm with the Enter key.
  4. When the process is done, you then type in: sudo apt-get upgrade
    Info: Programs and packages are updated as a result.
  5. Ubuntu indicates how much memory is required for the upgrades. Confirms the process with a j and the Enter key.

After installing the Ubuntu updates, you don't necessarily have to restart the Linux operating system. In exceptional cases, you do this with the command sudo reboot.

Update Ubuntu - Open update manager

To update Ubuntu with a graphical user interface, you use the update management tool:

  1. Press the Windows keyto open the Dash (basically the Ubuntu start menu).
  2. Type in the search line update or Update management and click on this.
  3. The update management is now looking for updates and shows them to you.
  4. Click on the lettering Details of updates, to get more information.
  5. Click the button Install nowto start the updates.
  6. Type in your Ubuntu password and confirm with the Enter key.
  7. The progress is displayed in a small window. Click on Detailsto show them.
  8. You may then get a message that the computer has to be restarted to complete the updates. Then click on Restart now ... or on Postpone restartn – depending on what makes sense for you at the moment.

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