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up-debian_ubuntu_update_tool

  1. Description:

Up is a tool that automates the update procedure for Debian and Ubuntu based Linux systems.

  1. Installation:

Unzip the "up" bash script from the zip archive and move it to either /usr/local/bin or ~/bin. You can either do this from a command line or simply drag the file out of Archive Manager to wherever you'd like it to go.

Note: scripts that are run from the ~/bin directory cannot be prefixed with 'sudo' as the system will fail to find them. Those who intend to run up from a script for cron, anacron or systemd timers should place it in /usr/local/bin This is also the best practice if there are more than one administrator accounts on the machine.

  1. License.

Up is free software. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License Version 2.0. as published by the Free Software Foundation. A copy of the GNU GPL 2.0 is provided with the software.

  1. Contents of Help Page:

Up -- Debian/Ubuntu Update Tool (Version 1.3) -help

Up is a tool that automates the update procedure for Debian and Ubuntu based Linux systems.

Press "q" to exit this Help page.

Commands: up = full system update.

Running "up" with no options will update the apt cache and then perform a
full distribution update automatically.

up --remove = full system update with orphaned packages removed.
up --clean = full system update with full cleanup.

Adding the "--clean" option will invoke the apt commands to search for and
remove locally cached packages that are no longer in the repositories and
remove orphaned packages that are no longer needed by programs. 

The "--remove" option only removes orphaned packages, leaving the apt cache
alone. 

up --help = shows this help page.

By Joe Collins www.ezeelinux.com (GNU/General Public License version 2.0)

Disclaimer:

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY EZEELINUX “AS IS” AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL EZEELINUX BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

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