Ubuntu is widely regarded as a beginner friendly version of Linux and has a lot of GUI-based methods for installing applications but personally i think managing your software via the command-line can be a real time-saver and is really fast.
If you just started using or have been using Ubuntu or any other Ubuntu based Linux distribution such as Linux Mint it’s likely that you will have had to use an command at some point.
An update should always be performed before an upgrade or dist-upgrade.
To carry out an upgrade, run this command on your terminal: command intelligently handles changing dependencies with new versions of packages and will attempt to upgrade the most important packages at the expense of less important ones if necessary.
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If you want to install a specific version of a package you can run this command: This command removes the package but keeps the configuration files.
So in case you reinstall the same package, your configuration remains the same.