As I told you in other articles, the Linux terminal is the most versatile tool in our operating system, because from it we will control and be able to run and install any program of our system.
In the next practical tutorial for novice users, I will teach you how to install applications from the same terminal, as well as update the repository list and the operating system itself.
So that they better understand the process to follow, let’s make one practical exercise installing us the Gimp, Which is a program similar to Photoshop, Only open source or Open Source, which means it is completely free for anyone who wants to download it.
First of all, it will be to open one new terminal and run the next line:
sudo apt-get update
With this line we will update the list of repositories installed on our system:
We would now install the program with the following command:
sudo apt-get install gimp
finally we would upgrade our entire system with the following order:
sudo apt-get upgrade
With this we will have it installed the new Gimp app in our system, in addition to having updated the list of repositories and our own operating system.
The new installed application can be found in the application / graphics menu or typing from the terminal itself gimp to dry.
if you want check for updates for your system and install them, You only need to run the two previous commands from a terminal:
sudo apt-get update to update the repository list, and then sudo apt-get upgrade to upgrade the system.
From the terminal itself it is much faster and more comfortable than from the Ubuntu update manager, I’m sure that when you learn these simple commands, you will not update your system again from this manager.
More information – Entering in the terminal: basic commands