Sysget is in no means replacement of the distribution package manager. It is just wrapper of the OS package manager and if you are a Linux administrator it is probably better to stick to your own distro’s package manager.


Supported Package Managers


Sysget supports a wide range of package managers including:

  • apt-get or apt
  • xbps
  • dnf
  • yum
  • zypper
  • eopkg
  • pacman
  • emerge
  • pkg
  • chromebrew
  • homebrew
  • nix
  • snap
  • Npm


Sysget Features

  • search for packages
  • install packages
  • remove packages
  • remove orphans
  • clear package manager cache
  • update database
  • upgrade system
  • upgrade single package


How to Install and Use Sysget in Linux


The installation of sysget is particularly easy and trivial and can be completed with the following commands.

$ sudo wget -O /usr/local/bin/sysget 
$ sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/share/sysget 
$ sudo chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/sysget


Usage of sysget is also pretty simple and commands often look like the ones used with apt. When you run sysget for first time you will be asked for your system’s package manager and see a list of available ones. You must choose the one for your OS:

$ sudo sysget


Once this is done, you can use the following commands:


For package installation.

$ sudo sysget install <package name>


To remove a package:

$ sudo sysget remove package


To run an update:

$ sudo sysget update


To upgrade your system:

$ sudo sysget upgrade


Upgrade specific package with:

$ sudo sysget upgrade <package name>


To remove orphans:

$ sudo sysget autoremove 


Clean package manager cache:

$ sudo sysget clean 


Let’s see it in action. Here is a sample installation of emacs on Ubuntu system.

$ sudo sysget install emacs


If you need to go through sysget options, you can type:

$ sudo sysget help


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