How to fix "apt get command not found"?

Ujjwal Pratap singh 20 Reputation points

while exercising, I have to install Nginx due to which I have to update my shell. I gave "apt-get update" command but it shows "apt get command not found". How to fix it?

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  1. vipullag-MSFT 23,491 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello Ujjwal Pratap singh

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A Platform, thanks for posting your query here.

    As you mentioned you need to install Nginx, I assume you are using a Linux distribution that supports the 'apt' package manager (such as Debian, Ubuntu, or their derivatives). If you are using a different distribution, the package manager and commands may differ, and you should use the appropriate package manager for your system.

    Here's how you can fix the "apt-get command not found" issue on a system that should have 'apt' installed:

    Step:1 - Confirm whether 'apt-get' is already installed on your system by running the command:

    which apt-get

    If it does not return anything, then Install 'apt' as mentioned below.

    Try installing the package that provides 'apt-get' using the package manager specific to your Linux distribution.

    sudo apt update

    sudo apt install apt

    If the command (Step:1) returns a path (e.g., /usr/bin/apt-get), it means 'apt-get' is installed, and the issue might be related to your system's PATH configuration.

    To ensure that the 'apt-get' binary is accessible from your shell, you can add its location to your PATH.

    Open your shell configuration file (such as ~/.bashrc, ~/.bash_profile, ~/.zshrc, or ~/.profile) with a text editor like 'nano' or 'vim'. For example:

    nano ~/.bashrc

    Add the following line to the file if it's not already there, save the file and exit the text editor.

    export PATH="/usr/bin:$PATH"

    Apply the changes to your current shell session:

    source ~/.bashrc # or source ~/.bash_profile, source ~/.zshrc, etc., depending on your configuration file

    Verify 'apt-get' installation

    apt-get update

    It should work without any errors.

    Hope this helps.

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