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Raspberry Pi Networking Cookbook - Second Edition by Rick Golden

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Searching for software packages (apt-cache)

This recipe shows how to search for software packages using apt-cache.

The complete software catalog of the Raspbian Linux distribution contains a large number of prebuilt software packages that are ready to be downloaded and installed. With the apt-cache command, this large software catalog can be searched by using keywords.

This recipe specifically searches for the keyword "fortune" in the names of all the software packages of the Raspbian Linux distribution. Searches can be made for other software packages by replacing the "fortune" keyword with keywords that interest you.

After you've completed this recipe, you will be able to locate software packages by searching for keywords using the apt-cache search ...

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