Before performing command below, you need to update software list using the
sudo apt-get update command.
To install a software, just run
sudo apt-get install NewSoftwareName. Of course, you can perform
sudo apt-get install Soft1 Soft2 Soft3.
To uninstall run
sudo apt-get autoremove --purge NewSoftwareName. The
autoremove option is used to delete all the dependency installed with the software and the software itself. The
--purge option is used to delete also config files.
To update all installed softwares run the command
sudo apt-get upgrade. But if you want to update all the system itself, without install again all your software (like in M$ Windows), just run the command
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, and the magic appear. A backup of your system is recommended before any dist-upgrade.
If you need space disc, you can delete downloaded files with apt-get (but not the installed softwares) with
sudo apt-get autoclean.
To find a package, you can run the command
apt-cache search NameOfSoft. Performs a full text search on all available package lists for a regex pattern.
You can learn more with
man apt-get and
You understand that the
apt software is very effective and very simple.