Update Ubuntu 16.04 from Terminal

In Windows, most users go to Windows Update from Control Panel to check for updates and install new patches from Microsoft. There is a command-line option which is: wuauclt.exe /detectnow /updatenow but I personally only use it when testing WSUS.

In Ubuntu 16.04, there are 2 easy ways that I am aware of to run and install updates (and as a reminder, I am a Linux newbie, so there could be a lot more ways).

1: sudo apt-get update

2: sudo apt update

The difference being is the apt tool. “apt-get” is an old command, apt is the new one released in 16.04. There is an in-depth explanation of the difference between these commands over at maketecheasier.com.

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