How To Quickie: Fast way to update your linux box

Updating your linux box is getting each time easier, you can wait until a new update message pops up on your taskbar, or update on your terminal. I usually use the terminal to update my computer, and I will let you know the way I do.

For a quick update, you can type on your terminal this commands:

  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get upgrade -y
  • sudo apt-get autoremove
  • sudo apt-get autoclean

But it isn’t that handy, a bunch of code to type every time. You can create a new alias which will make all those codes at once, so it will be way faster!

Here is what you can do:

With graphical interface, Alt+F2:

    gedit .bashrc

In text mode, terminal:

    vim .bashrc

At the end of the file, add this line:

    alias update=’sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade && sudo apt-get -y autoremove && sudo apt-get -y autoclean’

Save the file, and type on the terminal

    source ~/.bashrc

Now the next time you want to update your system you just need to type “update” on the terminal and all will be updated.

Thanks for readying

2 Comments Add yours
  1. Why are you putting that in bashrc?I’d put the command string in a file named update, chmod x the file, then execute it from cron. You could also execute it manually. bashrc is a resource file (a config file if you will, for bash).It’s not a bash environment variable you are trying to set. This seems like a script, so make it a script. Alias directives are for things line aliasing ll to ls -l.

    Anyway, That was just a suggestion.
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