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What does this code do if entered in a terminal?

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:langdalepl/gvfs-mtp sudo apt-get update Then, launch Software Updater (previously known as Update Manager) and install the available updates. After you update everything ...
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How to See list of Repository?

I want to see a list of repositories so that I can add them to Ubuntu. How can I acquire such a list. Is there a command I can use?
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How can I get a list of all repositories and PPAs from the command line?

I know how to list all packages installed on my system. But how could I get a list of all repositories and PPA's? I know I can look into /etc/apt/sources.list and /etc/apt/sources.list.d, but I'm ...
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How do you select the fastest mirror from the command line?

I want to update my sources.list file with the fastest server from the command line in a fresh Ubuntu Server install. I know this is trivially easy with the GUI, but there doesn't seem to be a simple ...
2
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6answers
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I want to know about Ubuntu basics: shell, command etc about Ubuntu. help!

I'm new to Ubuntu and I want to know some basics about Ubuntu/Linux, because I don't understand command line, shell, etc. Would anyone please explain about ubuntu shell, command and what's the meaning ...
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4answers
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How can I get a complete list of non-standard repositories in use?

While doing some support audits I'd like to know what would be the most efficient/compact way to get a list of all extra reporitories being used on a given Ubuntu workstation using command line (not ...
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Is there a way to check if a program is available in the repository by commandline?

When i find a interesting program i want to test and install in ubuntu i first check if it's available in the repository. For that i use the software center. But does a possibility exist to check it ...
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Off-line Repository and software removal

I read up on the process here and came up with this script: for i in `ls -1 /var/cache/apt/archives` ; do sudo cp /var/cache/apt/archives/$i /home/jj/Documents/Repository ; done and to re-install: ...