Useful Debian commands that you'll actually use

FerdieQO

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Debian OS is new to me, can you guys provide me some useful commands that will help me to handle package management in Debian based systems? I do want to know these commands because it will make me a whole lot easier in managing websites and my VPS server!
 

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Hi Ferdie

Debian has multiple package management commands but the most used are the following:

apt-get : APT is for Advanced Package Tool. It supports installing packages over internet using ftp or http protocols. You can also upgrade all packages in a single operations, which makes it even more attractive.

dpkg : Debian packaging tool which can be use to install, query, uninstall packages.


I prefer apt-get and have included some examples:

apt-get update: updates all your packages
apt-get install (package name): Install a a package
apt-get remove (package name):Remove a package but keep the config files
apt-get --purge remove (package name): Remove a package and config files
 

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Debian have a list of useful command that you can find here.
 
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