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- Install list of packages using apt-get 3 answers
This looks good:
for i in package1 package2 package3; do sudo apt-get install -y $i done
but with the packages listed in a file:
package1 package2 ..
each on its own line. Looking for simplest script to read, performance not really an issue. Of course, the odd package will require some human intervention during install to agree or for configuration.
As an aside, what's the "real" way of dealing with large lists of packages to be installed? I'm just looking for monkey-see-monkey-do.