We continue preparing our server for the upcoming Laravel project. Usually, the first thing after fresh installation, before everything else, are OS and software updates. So, let's take care of that.
- Since updates are system-wide changes, you need root privileges for that. Very often, tutorials prepend all commands with
sudowhich is not super convenient when doing administrative work on servers. To elevate privileges to root enter:
ubuntu@ip-172-31-44-101:~$ sudo su -root@ip-172-31-44-101:~#
- The most overlooked command when administrating the server is the
screencommand. It provides the ability to launch and use multiple shell sessions. What's the deal with the
screencommand and updates you may ask?