When I use a GUI updater, sometimes it says that my computer needs to be restarted.
But when I use apt-get upgrade for example, I can't find messages like this.

I saw this answer, so do I need to check manually which packages were updated?

  • See also needrestart which will tell you which daemons need restart, and offer to restart them for you. – derobert Apr 8 '15 at 21:07

See this ServerFault answer: after updating with apt-get, you can check for the presence of /var/run/reboot-required. You didn't mention what operating system distribution you're using, so you may want to double check that your distribution does indeed behave this way.

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