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"add-apt-repository" is a command line tool used in Ubuntu and other Debian-based operating systems to add software repositories to the system's package manager. The tool allows users to easily add repositories that are not included in the default list of sources for package installation and updates. By adding a repository, users can access additional software packages and updates that are not available in the default repositories. The command starts with "sudo add-apt-repository," where "sudo" grants the necessary administrative privileges to perform the repository addition. Repositories can be added by specifying their URL or by using a shortcut command to add well-known repositories like PPA (Personal Package Archive) repositories. Once a repository is added, the system's package manager can use it to install, update, and manage software packages from that repository. Adding a repository is irreversible, meaning it can only be removed by manually editing the system's repository configuration files. This tool is commonly used by Linux users to access the latest versions of software packages or to install custom software not available in the official repositories. It is important to exercise caution when adding external repositories, as they may contain software that is not well-maintained or could be incompatible with the system. Overall, "add-apt-repository" simplifies the process of expanding the available software sources, offering users greater flexibility in managing their software installations.

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