I need to see all the packages that are available to install via a command so I can use it in another program. I tried
dpkg -l but it only gives the installed packages. The output is like this:
ii apache2-utils 2.2.22-1ubuntu1 utility programs for webservers
It is so similar to Synaptic output, so is there a common command like this am I missing?
apt-cache is helpful but not it is not in the above format.