How do I know which package is which?

Erik Bågfors zindar at
Tue Mar 22 11:32:32 UTC 2005

On Tue, 22 Mar 2005 11:10:41 +0000, Soo-Hyun Choi <shchoi at> wrote:
> For example, if I would like to install GNU Plot, how do I know to
> which I need to type when I do "sudo apt-get install <what-to-say>"?
> Let say, how do I see all of the package lists which can be installed
> by 'apt-get'? I've looked up Synaptic but seems it doesn't say
> everything.

What do you mean by "seems it doesn't say everything"

Everything you can install should show in synaptic.


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