So you’ve followed our guide to Installing Kali Linux, and you want to make sure all of your software is up to date. Follow these instructions to make sure you’re on the latest version.
Updating Kali Linux from the Terminal
Check that the /etc/apt/sources.list file is populated:
You should see something like:
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free
If you don’t see the above, you may need to add those lines to the file.
If everything looks good in your sources list, you can run the following to update:
sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade -y
Short and sweet!