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  1. #1
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    Searching for apps from command line

    I am new in ubuntu and want to change from windows to linux, my question is

    in command line, how search a app or locate that i want to install without using the ubuntu software center

    thx

  2. #2
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    Re: new

    There are many ways of doing this.

    Code:
    apt-cache search argument
    You can also use aptitude
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install aptitude
    aptitude
    Another way is to simply type sudo apt-get install and use autocomplete (tab key) to "search" for software.

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    Re: new

    Code:
    apt-cache search regex_pattern
    or
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install apt-xapian-index debtags
    sudo update-apt-xapian-index
    axi-cache search search_terms
    Last edited by schragge; March 7th, 2013 at 09:57 AM.

  4. #4
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    Re: Searching for apps from command line

    The terminal command line is fine, but synaptic is also a superior program to USC ('sudo apt-get install synaptic') with search functions.
    Clevo/Sager i7-2670 | 8gb ram | ATI 6970 | SSD drive | [I] Ubuntu: 14.04 / 13.10 /

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    Re: Searching for apps from command line

    thank you guys

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