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apt: Show information for a package.
$ apt show ${package}
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The apt show command is used to display detailed information about a specific package in the package manager of Debian-based Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu. The ${package} represents the name of the package you want to show information about.

When you run apt show ${package}, it will provide you with various details about the package, including its name, version, description, size, dependencies, and more. It can also show additional information like the repository from which the package was installed, its installed size, and whether or not it is currently installed on your system.

This command is helpful when you need to quickly access information about a package, which can be useful for troubleshooting, checking compatibility, or gaining knowledge about a specific package before installing it.

This explanation was created by an AI. In most cases those are correct. But please always be careful and never run a command you are not sure if it is safe.

Questions that are answered by this command:

  • Check package version available in repository?
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