Using ubuntu 16, updates settings on check every day + download and install automatically. Please, could you tell me how to check if the updates have been installed? Thanks.


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You can use two methods here to check if you have any updates pending which would suggest updates were not install and need to be.


  1. from dash type software updater and select it
  2. from terminal run sudo apt update

In the first one it would check and tell you if any updates are required.

In the second one it will check to see if your repositories are up to date and tell you if any packages needs updating, then if so you may update using:

sudo apt dist-upgrade

To see the history of your updates:

less /var/log/apt/history.log

Hope that helps.

  • You don't answer to my ask. I wish a check of what updates installed, not to do. Dec 9, 2016 at 10:27
  • please see updated answer. Dec 9, 2016 at 10:33

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