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I am a new user of precise pangolin and learning to use the terminal. I just wonder whether there is any easy command/combination of commands to open an application (LibreOffice Writer, for example) via terminal, just like we use sudo apt-get install <<packagename>> to install an application.

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You can just type the the name of the application you want to start. In your case it would be libreoffice or if you want to go to writer directly you can type libreoffice --writer

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