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How to search for packages in Ubuntu

📅 2013-Jan-25 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ aptitude, package, search, ubuntu ⬩ 📚 Archive

Searching for all the packages whose name contains a certain string is a pretty common operation.

This can be done easily using apt-cache:

$ apt-cache search vim

If you are familiar with aptitude, the command there is similar too:

$ aptitude search vim

Tried with: Ubuntu 14.04

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