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I want to know the storage location of sudo apt-get download command in Ubuntu.

I searched in the archives folder but its not there.

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It will be downloaded to your current directory. E.g.

  1. Run

    apt-get download packagename
  2. Note the output, e.g.

    Get:1 Downloading passwd 1: [1,073 kB]
    Fetched 1,073 kB in 0s (4,792 kB/s)
  3. List the files:

    ls packagename*.deb

    returns in my example


Note that as it just fetches a package and drops it in your current directory, you don't need sudo.

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The same is true for apt-get source <package-name>. – BCqrstoO Jul 12 '14 at 4:32

From apt-get(8), emphasis by me:


download will download the given binary package into the current directory.

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