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    gftp - can I get this for Ubuntu

    Hello.

    I want to use gftp, I use it a lot on my fedora machine, I think its pretty good.

    Can I get it for Ubuntu? If so how?

    Also, using apt-get, is there a command similar to the yum command

    yum list (eg yum list gftp) to get a list of packages with that name?

    I ask because I tried apt-get install gftp, it couldn't find it, so I wanted to use the list command to get its full name,

    yum list gftp would produce
    gftp.i386 1:2.0.17-3 installed
    on my fedora box.

    thanks

    Dave

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    Re: gftp - can I get this for Ubuntu

    Yes, it's available. I would suggest using either aptitude (curses) or synaptic (GTK+) instead of pure command line stuff for doing most things, as you can get things like changelogs and descriptions. If you insist, however:

    % aptitude search gftp

    You might also want to use aptitude because it keeps track of automatically installed dependencies, which is great when you uninstall stuff.

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    Re: gftp - can I get this for Ubuntu

    gftp is in universe - just uncomment the corresponding line to your sources.list.

    To your second question I have no direct answer - yet I think there is some apt-cache search or so.

    Best,
    ember

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    Re: gftp - can I get this for Ubuntu

    Well, gftp-gtk and gftp-common are available in main and gftp-text is in universe. So if you want the text client, you'd have to grab it from universe.

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    Re: gftp - can I get this for Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by ember
    gftp is in universe - just uncomment the corresponding line to your sources.list.

    To your second question I have no direct answer - yet I think there is some apt-cache search or so.

    Best,
    ember
    apt-cache search <packagename> and apt-cache show <packagename> are great.
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