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    Default apt-get -- how to list all available packages?

    Is there a way to get a list of all the available packages either with apt-get or another application?

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    Hit me if I'm wrong, I'm kind of new to linux and neither don't know it it really does nor if it's included within backtrack (stick not booted now) but I _think_ synaptics should do

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    Quote Originally Posted by chmod View Post
    Is there a way to get a list of all the available packages either with apt-get or another application?
    Linux 101.

    How to use apt-cache
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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    It is always suggested to search the forums, here is a quick start guide for apt I wrote up.
    # apt-cache pkgnames
    To be successful here you should read all of the following.
    ForumRules
    ForumFAQ
    If you are new to Back|Track
    Back|Track Wiki
    Failure to do so will probably get your threads deleted or worse.

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    apt-cache search packagename

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