How to Update Bash In Linux Operating System
In this tutorial we are going to learn how to update bash in Linux Operating System. We will look how to update bash (GNU Bourne Again shell) in both Redhat Based Linux distributions and Debian Based Linux Distributions.
Find Current Bash Version
You will need to check the bash version before and after updating the bash. We can check the version with
bash --version command.
This will print the bash version on Linux terminal.
Update Bash on CentOS/Redhat/Fedora Linux
In Redhat based Linux Distributions, We update bash using the yum update command.
First, you can check whether bash updates are available or not, using the yum check-update command.
yum check-update bash
If bash updates are available, Then update bash with yum command.
yum update bash
The yum command works for Redhat Based Linux Distribution which includes (Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Scientific Linux and Oracle Linux ).
For Fedora Linux, You will need to use dnf command instead of the yum command.
dnf update bash
Update Bash in Ubuntu / Debian / Linux Mint
For Debian Based Linux Distributions, use apt-get install command to upgrade bash.
apt-get install --only-upgrade bash
Debian based Linux distribution includes Debian Linux, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, etc.
In this tutorial we learned how to perform bash update in Linux Operating System.
- For Redhat Based Distributions, we used yum update command to upgrade bash.
- For Debian Based Linux Distribution we used apt-get install --only-upgrade bash to update Bourne Again shell.