Man page apt(8) — apt — Debian bullseye — Debian Manpages 1) is for end users and 2) lists only
full-upgrade. No more
It is intended as an end user interface and enables some options better suited for interactive usage by default compared to more specialized APT tools like apt-get(8)
dist-upgrade will always be available for compatibly with muscle memory, I think.)
Man page https://manpages.debian.org/bullseye/apt/apt-get.8.en.html: apt-get is for use in scripts.
- apt dist-upgrade = apt full-upgrade
- apt-get dist-upgrade = apt-get full-upgrade
apt has a progress meter in console, is slightly more appropriate for manual use however using apt-get instead has no disadvantage whatsoever (except no progress meter). It’s a question of taste only. No difference in security.
- command line manual use: use apt (or apt-get)
- in scripts: use apt-get, don’t use apt
Should we update user documentation to
(I could do that wiki mass search and replace automation