What is apt-get?
apt get listAPT, short for Advanced package Tool, is a package management system.
apt get allows you to quickly and easily install, update, and remove software from the command line. Aside from its simplicity, one of the best things about APT is the face that it automatically resolves dependency issues for you.
This means that if the package you are installing requires additional software, apt get will automatically locate and install the additional software.
This is a massive improvement over the old days of “ dependency hell” .
installing software with apt get is very straightforward.
For example, let us assume you want to install the classic network-mapping tool Cheops, Once you know the name of the package you want to install, from the command line you can run apt-get install followed by the name of the software you want to install.
It is always a good idea to run apt-get update before installing software.
This will insure that you are getting the latest version available.