PHSgeek – Updating an Ubuntu System

There will always be a way for people to update their ubuntu systems through a graphical interface, but if you are aiming to be a programmer it is better to learn how to run updates through a terminal.  There are a number of reasons you  might want to know how to update your system through a terminal:

  • If your system won’t boot into a graphical interface, you can run updates to see if the problem is resolved;
  • You can start to script your system maintenance tasks;
  • When you need to maintain
  • a remote server, which you  will do if you spend any time programming these days, you will need to run updates through a terminal.

You can update your ubuntu system with two commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Give it a try.  You probably won’t go back to using a graphical interface for updates.


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