apt-get command is used to install, uninstall, manage software in Debian Linux.
ps519:/# apt-get apt 0.5.28.6 for linux i386 compiled on Mar 22 2005 07:17:03 Usage: apt-get [options] command apt-get [options] install|remove pkg1 [pkg2 ...] apt-get [options] source pkg1 [pkg2 ...] apt-get is a simple command line interface for downloading and installing packages. The most frequently used commands are update and install. Commands: update - Retrieve new lists of packages upgrade - Perform an upgrade install - Install new packages (pkg is libc6 not libc6.deb) remove - Remove packages source - Download source archives build-dep - Configure build-dependencies for source packages dist-upgrade - Distribution upgrade, see apt-get(8) dselect-upgrade - Follow dselect selections clean - Erase downloaded archive files autoclean - Erase old downloaded archive files check - Verify that there are no broken dependencies Options: -h This help text. -q Loggable output - no progress indicator -qq No output except for errors -d Download only - do NOT install or unpack archives -s No-act. Perform ordering simulation -y Assume Yes to all queries and do not prompt -f Attempt to continue if the integrity check fails -m Attempt to continue if archives are unlocatable -u Show a list of upgraded packages as well -b Build the source package after fetching it -V Show verbose version numbers -c=? Read this configuration file -o=? Set an arbitrary configuration option, eg -o dir::cache=/tmp See the apt-get(8), sources.list(5) and apt.conf(5) manual pages for more information and options. This APT has Super Cow Powers. ps519:/#
To install a software with apt-get on debian linux
ps519:/# apt-get install lynx Reading Package Lists... Done Building Dependency Tree... Done The following NEW packages will be installed: lynx 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 1855kB of archives. After unpacking 4690kB of additional disk space will be used. Get:1 http://security.debian.org stable/updates/main lynx 2.8.5-2sarge2 [1855kB] Fetched 1855kB in 2s (781kB/s) Selecting previously deselected package lynx. (Reading database ... 27817 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking lynx (from .../lynx_2.8.5-2sarge2_i386.deb) ... Setting up lynx (2.8.5-2sarge2) ... ps519:/#