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I am a new user of Ubuntu. What command can I use to install something using the terminal?

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    Why not use software-center? – jokerdino Sep 19 '12 at 9:38

Just type this on your terminal:

sudo apt-get install [package name]

And you also can install a new software on Software Center. It is easy to use.

  • Software Center is great, i can search software i want to install from there, thanks for helping me – Lazlo Sep 19 '12 at 9:43
sudo apt-get install here_comes_the_packagename

But better read into some "newbie" tutorials and check the Ubuntu documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/

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    Apt-get is not recommended for noobs, let them use usc – Tachyons Sep 19 '12 at 9:41
  • That's a matter of opinion. He wanted to know which terminal command it is. So the question is answered correctly. – thonixx Sep 19 '12 at 13:49
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    I suggest not to use asterisks in the example command. It will expand to all packages containing that keyword in the package name. – gertvdijk Sep 19 '12 at 13:54
  • erm... I did not want to tell the user to use an asterisk. It was just like a $packagename instead of packagename. It seems to confuse some people so I change it immediately. – thonixx Sep 19 '12 at 17:44

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