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I was wondering how to get the information about a package in the terminal, before installation with apt install so that I can decide whether to install it, based on the description.


Thanks!


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Use



 apt-cache show PACKAGE


to see the description and some other information about package after its installed



 dpkg -L package_name


to see what files the package contains.


[#44723] Friday, July 15, 2022, 2 Years  [reply] [flag answer]
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