What does the abbreviation "apt" stand for? I'm referring to the "apt" directory, the "apt-cache", and the "apt-get" package manager.

I always assumed "apt-get" was short for "get application", but i'm probably wrong.


From man apt

apt(8)                                                                                                                                                                  apt(8)

       apt - Advanced Package Tool

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