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Is there a way to list all available packages of a PPA, before installing of any packages ? I mean, is apt-cache able to tell this, or any other methology ?

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Try Synaptic , you can see the respective available packages from the Selected PPA as here. You can select and Deselect to install and remove them. Also lists if an updated version is available.

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Install y-ppa-manager. To do this, open a terminal and run these commands

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install y-ppa-manager

In the y-ppa-manager window, there is a List packages in a PPA option. click on that option and enter a PPA name. All package name should be displayed immediately. Here is a good link about this app.

image of y-ppa-manager

image credit goes to original author of the link site

Note: The benefit of this software is that, you can see available packages in a PPA without even enabling that.

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