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Troubleshooting Ubuntu Server by Skanda Bhargav

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Understanding the apt-get package management tool

Ubuntu supports an Advanced Packaging Tool (APT) for package management: apt-get is one of the command-line tools to aid the user in installing, removing, upgrading packages, updating package index, and also upgrading the entire Ubuntu OS. Its simplicity is the reason behind its powerful features and why it is better than other GUI package management tools. Server administrators can use it over SSH connections and also they can use it in scripts for administrative purposes. Automation of scripts using cron scheduling is also an added advantage for server administrators when it comes to dealing with package management using apt-get.

Let's first discuss about the apt-get package and its various uses. ...

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