I installed a few packages with APT using
apt-get. I used the
--no-install-recommends switch with it to save some disk space.
Now I need to know: how do I install the recommended packages for the already installed programs?
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You can run
apt-cache show package_you_care_about | grep Recommends.
This will show you all the recommended packages for that particular package. You can then install all the packages there.
For example, with gedit:
apt-cache show gedit | grep Recommends output: Recommends: gir1.2-gtksource-3.0, zenity, yelp sudo apt-get install gir1.2-gtksource-3.0 zenity yelp