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Old 07-20-2006, 12:54 PM   #1
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Question Yum vs Apt-get

Okay...I still consider myself a Linux newb.

I'm used to using Yum via the command line and looking for packages like so:

yum list | grep k9copy

Is there a similar way to search for packages with apt-get via the command line?
Old 07-20-2006, 12:59 PM   #2
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apt-cache search <program name> Ex:

$ apt-cache search amsn
amsn - An MSN messenger written in tcl
You could always install synaptic though. It's a gtk interface for apt that makes things much easier, IMHO.

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Old 07-21-2006, 06:56 AM   #3
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Thanks Mega Man X.

I'll apt-get synaptic when I get home.


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