add-apt-repository - Adds a repository into the /etc/apt/sources.list or
/etc/apt/sources.list.d or removes an existing one
add-apt-repository [OPTIONS] REPOSITORY
is a script which adds an external APT repository to
either /etc/apt/sources.list or a file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ or removes
an already existing repository.
The options supported by add-apt-repository are:
Show help message and exit
Print a lot of debug information to the command line
Remove the specified repository
Assume yes to all queries
Use a custom keyserver URL instead of the default
Allow downloading of the source packages from the
can be either a line that can be added directly to
, in the form ppa:<user>/<ppa-name> for adding
Personal Package Archives, or a distribution component to enable.
In the first form, REPOSITORY
will just be appended to
In the second form, ppa:<user>/<ppa-name> will be expanded to the
full deb line of the PPA and added into a new file in the
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/ directory. The GPG public key of the newly added PPA
will also be downloaded and added to apt's keyring.
In the third form, the given distribution component will be enabled for all
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