View Full Version : [all variants] CLI apt repo search

April 28th, 2009, 06:10 PM
Is there a way to search the repositories from the command line?
I have a server install and it's getting annoying looking online on another computer to find the package names.

I've look all over and haven't found a way to do it.


April 28th, 2009, 06:15 PM
apt-cache search <packagename>

April 28th, 2009, 06:58 PM
Thank you so much. You have made my life much easier as I do this server install.

April 28th, 2009, 06:59 PM
My pleasure :)

April 28th, 2009, 07:49 PM
You can also do either of these:

aptitude search NAME

aptitude search -d DESCRIPTION