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Terminal-based apt frontend.

  • Linux

What is aptitude?

aptitude is a terminal-based frontend for Advanced Package Tool icon Advanced Package Tool with a number of useful features, including: a mutt-like syntax for matching packages in a flexible manner, dselect-like persistence of user actions, the ability to retrieve and display the Debian changelog of most packages, and extreme flexibility and customization.

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  1.  Command line interfaceaptitude either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
  2.  Lightweightaptitude consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.

aptitude information

  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • Alternatives28 alternatives listed

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  • English

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It provides advanced functionality with easy access on the terminal.

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