The Difference Between apt and apt-get

A quick review of the difference between the two install tools for Debian.

Posted: January 27, 2021
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Debian shipped with the apt command in 2014 to package the most common functionality of apt-get and apt-cache into one useful package while leaving the more obscure commands behind.

apt also provides sensible defaults, like showing the download progress bar and showing the number of packages that can be updated.

See this FOSS article for more information.