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       apt - command-line interface


       apt [-h] [-o=config_string] [-c=config_file] [-t=target_release] [-a=architecture] {list |
           search | show | update | install pkg [{=pkg_version_number | /target_release}]...  |
           remove pkg...  | upgrade | full-upgrade | edit-sources | {-v | --version} |
           {-h | --help}}


       apt (Advanced Package Tool) is the command-line tool for handling packages. It provides a
       commandline interface for the package management of the system. See also apt-get(8) and
       apt-cache(8) for more low-level command options.

           list is used to display a list of packages. It supports shell pattern for matching
           package names and the following options: --installed, --upgradable, --all-versions are

           search searches for the given term(s) and display matching packages.

           show shows the package information for the given package(s).

           install is followed by one or more package names desired for installation or

           A specific version of a package can be selected for installation by following the
           package name with an equals and the version of the package to select. This will cause
           that version to be located and selected for install. Alternatively a specific
           distribution can be selected by following the package name with a slash and the
           version of the distribution or the Archive name (stable, testing, unstable).

           remove is identical to install except that packages are removed instead of installed.
           Note that removing a package leaves its configuration files on the system. If a plus
           sign is appended to the package name (with no intervening space), the identified
           package will be installed instead of removed.

           edit-sources lets you edit your sources.list file and provides basic sanity checks.

           update is used to resynchronize the package index files from their sources.

           upgrade is used to install the newest versions of all packages currently installed on
           the system from the sources enumerated in /etc/apt/sources.list. New package will be
           installed, but existing package will never removed.

           full-upgrade performs the function of upgrade but may also remove installed packages
           if that is required in order to resolve a package conflict.


       All command line options may be set using the configuration file, the descriptions
       indicate the configuration option to set. For boolean options you can override the config
       file by using something like -f-,--no-f, -f=no or several other variations.

       -h, --help
           Show a short usage summary.

       -v, --version
           Show the program version.

       -c, --config-file
           Configuration File; Specify a configuration file to use. The program will read the
           default configuration file and then this configuration file. If configuration settings
           need to be set before the default configuration files are parsed specify a file with
           the APT_CONFIG environment variable. See apt.conf(5) for syntax information.

       -o, --option
           Set a Configuration Option; This will set an arbitrary configuration option. The
           syntax is -o Foo::Bar=bar.  -o and --option can be used multiple times to set
           different options.


       The apt(8) commandline is designed as a end-user tool and it may change the output between
       versions. While it tries to not break backward compatibility there is no guarantee for it
       either. All features of apt(8) are available in apt-cache(8) and apt-get(8) via APT
       options. Please prefer using these commands in your scripts.


       The apt command is meant to be pleasant for end users and does not need to be backward
       compatible like apt-get(8). Therefore some options are different:

       •   The option DPkgPM::Progress-Fancy is enabled.

       •   The option APT::Color is enabled.

       •   A new list command is available similar to dpkg --list.

       •   The option upgrade has --with-new-pkgs enabled by default.


       apt-get(8), apt-cache(8), sources.list(5), apt.conf(5), apt-config(8), The APT User's
       guide in /usr/share/doc/apt-doc/, apt_preferences(5), the APT Howto.


       apt returns zero on normal operation, decimal 100 on error.


       APT bug page[1]. If you wish to report a bug in APT, please see
       /usr/share/doc/debian/bug-reporting.txt or the reportbug(1) command.


       APT team


        1. APT bug page