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I want to use the Ubuntu Software Center to install software, but I can not download them.

How can I give my proxy settings in Ubuntu terminal (just like we use cmd in Windows to choose IE proxy settings)?

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proxy setting from terminal in ubuntu:
Open the terminal and run the following commands:
For a HTTP proxy, simply run the following command in a terminal

" export http_proxy='http://proxy_username:password@proxy_ip:port " 

For a HTTPs and FTP

" export https_proxy='https://proxy_username:password@proxy_ip:port "
" export ftp_proxy='ftp://proxy_username:password@proxy_ip:port "  

If there is no username and password required for your proxy then simply remove the username and password section.

" export https_proxy='https://proxy_ip:port "

These settings are saved into /etc/apt/apt.conf file .So you can directly add these variables using text editor .First open the apt.conf file

" sudo gedit /etc/apt/apt.conf "

then enter the username,password,proxy_ip and port in given format

" Acquire::http::proxy "http://proxy_username:password@proxy_ip:port ";
" Acquire::https::proxy "https://proxy_username:password@proxy_ip:port ;
" Acquire::ftp::proxy "ftp://proxy_username:password@proxy_ip:port ";
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Thanks For the answer –  user2200091 Sep 8 '13 at 12:45
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