How to Update Kali Linux 2019.1 using Command [Guide Step by Step]

update and upgrade to kali linux 2018.2

update and upgrade to kali linux 2018.2

Kali Linux has been released new version 2019.1, So Know how to update Kali Linux 2019.1 right now if you are kali linux lover and upgrade for using some extra tools, I will tell you about updated tools at the end of this post. If you don’t have Kali Linux then get it Now!

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How to Update Kali Linux

Hey, Do you want to know about how to update kali linux in new version 2019.1 then first check Kali Linux version and then update Kali Linux. New version of Kali Linux has been released It is Kali Linux 2019.1.  The newer version fixes bugs and the latest kernel, latest tools, and sometimes adds new tools. In the update, advanced package tool (APT)  fetched headers data of available tools on the repository and saved into a local drive.

How to check Kali Linux version:

Hey, guys, I am going to tell you how to check your latest version.

#lsb_release -a

check Kali Linux version

but in some lsb_release -a command is not working,  So it is not a big issue, because there is another methods and commands to check Kali Linux version

Here its

cat /etc/os-release 

Check Kali Linux version

I have an older version of Kali Linux 2018.2, running on my system and the newer version has been released. And I always eager to learn new things and getting a new experience. So I am going to update and upgrade Kali Linux 2019.1

Single command  apt update && apt -y full-upgrade for update Kali Linux.

after running this command, the following message will be displayed, Press “y” and hit enter.

update kali linux

Ah! don’t worry, you have another way to do the same thing, Some people don’t like to be smart and want to see what exactly going on.

So go Ahead …

Update Kali Linux command

It can be performed by the following command

# apt-get update


$ sudo apt-get update  (This command is only for sudo user)


In Upgrade, apt install a newer version of tools and removed the older version. It upgrades only tools.

Upgrade kali linux command

# apt-get upgrade

$ sudo apt-get upgrade

Upgrade Kali Linux

you will get a newer version of Operating System to use the following command

# apt-get dist-upgrade

# sudo apt-get dist-upgrade 

Upgrade kali linux Operating System


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