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cessanfrancisco
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Searching For Software

Post by cessanfrancisco » Thu May 30, 2019 4:10 pm

Hello!

Is there a way to search for software using the terminal in Mint instead of using the Software Center?

Thanks.

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Re: Searching For Software

Post by ajgringo619 » Thu May 30, 2019 4:14 pm

apt search package_name; package_name can be a partial string.
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Post by absque fenestris » Thu May 30, 2019 4:21 pm

Synaptic Packet Manager I have always found better and more detailed (e.g. dependencies etc.) and then there is exactly this forum... :lol:
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Re: Searching For Software

Post by cool » Thu May 30, 2019 5:04 pm

Code: Select all

apt-cache search 
- search with matching pattern
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Re: Searching For Software

Post by phd21 » Thu May 30, 2019 6:09 pm

Hi cessanfrancisco,

+1 for using the "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)" for an easy and very effective method of searching for software just click the search tool and any related software shows up.
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