apt or Advanced Packaging Tool is used by Ubuntu and other Debian-based Linux distribution to install packages into the system. apt will automatically download and install requested packages along with dependencies from the repository.
Running the following apt-get command will automatically download and install the package and all it's dependencies.
sudo apt-get install package-name
If you are for some reason want apt-get to just download the packages and dependencies without installing it, simply add -d switch to the command as the following.
sudo apt-get install -d package-name
To confirm that the package is not installed, you're presented with the following output when the command done executing.
Download complete and in download only mode
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