Ubuntu automatic unattended upgrades

As seen in Windows with its automatic updates one can perform such action for Ubuntu as well.

Simply install the corresponding package

sudo apt-get install unattended-upgrades

Here we see how it works

dpkg -L unattended-upgrades


It's done by the cron job an some setting in


Here on can configure what updates are safe to become installed automatically.

One can also setup a email address in this config file for informations when updates were driven.

Unattended-Upgrade::Mail "yourname@yourdomain.tld";

Did it work for you. Just drop a comment.


Anonymous said…
works awesome thx mate

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