apt vs. apt-get


It was high time to detox and dust off Debian's command-line package management tool. The new apt utility has been available since 2014, but habits change slowly, and apt has still not completely replaced apt-get in the real world. The differences between apt-get and apt still cause confusion in Internet forums, especially on Ubuntu and Linux Mint. Switching to apt is definitely worthwhile: The new command is faster, more logically structured, and easier to use.

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