and I update/upgrade by

apt update


apt upgrade

what has replaced:

apt-get autoremove ?

As near as I can tell there is no

apt autoremove



You can use either of these commands.

apt gives a bit more information, like a progress bar.

apt becomes default in Ubuntu 16.04. But still apt-get is usable.

There is no much difference how both work.

And there is apt autoremove in newer versions of apt.

apt autoremove has been added since version 1.1~exp9.

In Ubuntu 16.04 version 1.2.7 is installed at the moment.

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  • Maybe i wasn;'t clear. Im asking what the apt equivalent of autoremove is. – user218314 Mar 18 '16 at 14:03
  • The equivalent is apt autoremove but it is not implemented in a version of apt that is installed in 14.04. But it is implemented in 16.04. – Pilot6 Mar 18 '16 at 14:04
  • in 15.10 I get: chris@FILESERVER:~$ sudo apt autoremove [sudo] password for chris: E: Invalid operation autoremove – user218314 Mar 18 '16 at 14:04
  • In 16.04 it works OK. – Pilot6 Mar 18 '16 at 14:05
  • do you mean 15.10? Because It doesn't work in 15.10 – user218314 Mar 18 '16 at 14:06

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