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Difference between add-apt-repository & apt-add-repository ?

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first time to know that there is a apt-add-repository command i always see it add-apt-repository, it is good as i always use command in the form of sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade and apt-add-repository has the same form (Good) – Black Block Nov 28 '11 at 23:02
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They're the same command, someone just added the inverse because people kept mixing the command up and typing it wrong.

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An easy way to find this out would have been:

minibun:~> ls -l `which apt-add-repository`
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 2011-08-26 15:36 /usr/bin/apt-add-repository -> add-apt-repository

You can see that apt-add-repository is simply a symlink to add-apt-repository :)

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This doesn't prove anything: e.g. /usr/bin/xzcat is a symlink to xz, but works quite differently. – Ruslan Feb 20 at 6:16

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