Keep your Debian-based Linux system up-to-date by following these simple steps to update packages and the system itself using the command line.
Step 1: Open the Terminal
Access the terminal with
T or search for “Terminal” or “Konsole” in your system’s application menu.
Step 2: Update Package List, Upgrade Installed Packages, and Perform a Full System Upgrade (Optional)
Run the following one-line command to update the package list, upgrade installed packages, and perform a full system upgrade (optional):
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y && sudo apt full-upgrade -y
This command fetches the latest package information from the configured repositories, upgrades all installed packages to their latest versions, and performs a full system upgrade (including kernel upgrades and new package installations) in one go.
That’s it! Your Debian-based Linux machine is now updated with a single command. Regularly updating your system ensures you have the latest security patches and software improvements, helping maintain a stable and secure system.