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