Installing .deb files

.deb files are the installation files for software in the debian / ubuntu flavours of linux.

To install these, use the “apt” command. Don’t use “aptitude” or “apt-get”.

For this example, I downloaded the text editor “Kate” from using wget.

sudo apt install kate

Once installed, you can run an update to make sure you have the latest version by running:

sudo apt update


sudo apt upgrade


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