How to Update Mozilla Firefox in Ubuntu Terminal

How to Update Mozilla Firefox in Ubuntu Terminal

Arguably, the web browser is the most important piece of software on our computer. We use web browser to maintaining our social networks to online banking. Hackers exploit browser vulnerabilities to attack your computer and steal sensitive data, so it is very important you keep your web browser up to date.

Mozilla Firefox is the default web browser on Ubuntu. In this tutorial we will learn how to update Firefox on Ubuntu using the command line.

To check currently installed Firefox version, Open the Ubuntu terminal and, Type:

firefox --version
Current Firefox Version
Current Firefox Version

Click on following link to find out what is the latest version of the Firefox web browser.

To update Firefox, open the Ubuntu terminal and execute:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox

The apt-get command will check if new updates are available, if then it will upgrade Firefox to the newest version.

Again from the command line check the Firefox version and make sure that the browser been upgraded to the newest version.

Firefox has been updated to version 57 on Ubuntu
Firefox has been updated to version 57

It's also possible to update Mozilla Firefox in Ubuntu software center. Open Ubuntu software center and click on Updates tab and you will find available upgrades for all of your software applications.

Be sure to check every week (or two) for new updates to stay secure.