There are a lot of things to learn when getting comfortable with the command-line, so you may want to check out The Beginner’s Guide to Nano, the Linux Command-Line Text Editor.
Hi all, this guide can be used on any Ubuntu based system and is intended for people who have a basic working knowledge of an Ubuntu installation and wish to keep the contents of their home folder after doing a re-install.
It has a family of commands that allows you to add repositories; search for, install, and remove packages; and even simulate upgrades and such.
The commands are fairly easy to remember and use, so you’ll be managing your system’s software in no time at all!
This guide is also intended for those that already have an existing swap, root and home partition setup!! If you have not done/never done any pre-partitioning, please see this guide about using Gparted partition editor: Linux beginners should also look here: You can only partition on an unmounted drive using an installation disk of your Linux flavour with a partitioning tool included, use the Gparted tool in live mode, or you can download a copy of Gparted from the link below and create your own Gparted disk: BEFORE YOU START TO PARTITION YOUR DRIVE: MAKE SURE YOU DEFRAGMENT YOUR WINDOWS DRIVE BEFORE YOU START RESIZING THE WINDOWS PARTITION AS IT MAY WELL LEAD ...
See also: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Howto Partition/Partitioning Basics People who have a PC/Notebook with UEFI, please see this link before commencing as it may be necessary to add a UEFI partition to your partition layout!
By purging upon removal, you’ll can have a “clean” install.
Most of the time, you can just choose the core package and the associated ones will be removed as well.
You can manually add and change repositories by editing APT’s sources file: That will update the package lists from all repositories in one go. Now that you’ve added your software repo and updated your package list, and found the package name you need, you can install it.Sometimes you’ll also see a list of recommended but optional packages to go along with your selection.Sometimes, you’ll also see a confirmation prompt, though not always.You can delete this cache and get back some hard drive space with the following command: Being able to manage packages and installed software via command-line can save you some time.Ubuntu’s Software Updater is often laggy on my system and it can really be a pain to have to add software repos and install packages through the Software Center, especially if you know the package names already.