what is the meaning of apt

yaseoushblank

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how does a linux terminal figure out when typing
sudo apt-get <package_name>
that it is suppose to download the file.
and how is it that every time it downloads the exact file i need ; i mean there may be countless of other files under same name.
Or does it sometime download some malicious file instead of downloading correct one. is there such a posiblity?

Due to this fear i have only been downloading packaged file then installing. if i ever messed up my downloading by command line or any thing then is it possible to reset to default (everything).
i have been introduced only recently to linux lite 5.4.
 


brickwizard

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Advanced Package Tool, probably the most common package management tool designed by Debian and can be found on most debian & Ubuntu based distributions

If you make a mistake there is usually a way out
 

yaseoushblank

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Advanced Package Tool, probably the most common package management tool designed by Debian and can be found on most debian & Ubuntu based distributions

If you make a mistake there is usually a way out
i didnt want to disturb you again for this problem to but today i installed chromium browser but now i couldnt remove , i can find it with snap list. it was in my root/snap folder (i think). but i couldnt remove it with snap remove chromium or sudo snap remove chromium.
 

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also i removed chrome-stable-browser something from my dpkg list after finding out from dpkg list. thinking it was the chromium browser since i didnt have any other chrome version installed at that time. will it make mess during future updates.? or is it ok?
 

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did you install it using the repository
if so go to the repository find it and you will get the option to uninstall , if not then it will be a terminal code to remove it
as a newbie always use the approved packages in the repository [software manager] it can save a lot of heartaches.
 

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i searched for chromium browser install linux in google and on first page there was "sudo apt-get install chromium-browser" code it was for ubuntu so i thought it would be ok. from next time i will think twice of installing something . and is the picture given below repository you mentioned?
 

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those are the repositories, but you do not access then direct, you do it through the OS menu and the software manager this is what mine [Mint 20] looks like.. if you know what you are looking for type it in the search box and enter if not you can do it by searching the categories [yours may look different but they work in the same way ]
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