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apt vs apt-get – Advanced Package Tool

If you’ve ever used Debian Linux or one of the many Linux distributions that were derived from it, such as Ubuntu, you may have seen the apt and apt-get commands sprinkled throughout the distro’s documentation. At surface level, these commands seem interchangeable, and a lot of documentation or online guides throw them around as if they are. However, there are some key differences between the two and we have some recommendations about which one you should be using. In this guide, we’ll explain the differences and give some examples for both commands. Read on to learn about the specific uses for each command and which one is better for you to use.