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Thread: How do I do simple, fast, package name search?

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    How do I do simple, fast, package name search?

    There used to be sudo aptitude search

    There is no search now, using apt-get

    There is some apt-cache command which dumps a ton of info

    If I search in the Unity top left corner search box, I have to first click applications, and then do search. But then that does not actually search package names.

    How do I do simple, reliable, fast, package name search?

    Thanks,
    Bahadir

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    Re: How do I do simple, fast, package name search?

    install aptitude, problem solved
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    Re: How do I do simple, fast, package name search?

    does

    Code:
    apt-cache search --names-only keyword
    do what you want?

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    Re: How do I do simple, fast, package name search?

    Or: dpkg -l | grep -i keyword

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    Re: How do I do simple, fast, package name search?

    Install aptitude then use...
    Code:
    aptitude search foo
    No need for sudo when using aptitude search.
    Cheesemill

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