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I love doing things the command-line way and need to install some proprietary softwares that are available free of cost but have to be "bought" from the software center:


How do I install such softwares from the command-line?

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Install package and assume yes to all queries

sudo apt-get install *package_name* -y

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It is not a convenient method to download a software from any website and resolve its dependencies when it is available in the repositories. –  i08in Apr 23 '14 at 21:20
Nopes, apt-get won't report a package by that name since it actually requires ppa repository to be added which is what the basic problem is, since I have not idea which ppa to add for such softwares. –  i08in Apr 23 '14 at 21:49
I don't get this: Why should I install steam? –  i08in Apr 23 '14 at 21:59
There are some software (like Minitube) for which you have to go through the Software Center. That will install a password-protected repository from which you can download the software. –  saiarcot895 Apr 23 '14 at 22:06

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