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Alias for getting OpenPGP keys for Launchpad PPAs on Ubuntu

Terminal - Alias for getting OpenPGP keys for Launchpad PPAs on Ubuntu
alias launchpadkey="sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys"
2009-06-17 12:02:27
User: azeey
Functions: alias
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Alias for getting OpenPGP keys for Launchpad PPAs on Ubuntu

Makes it easy to add keys to new ppa sources entries in apt sources.list

Now to add the key for the chromium-daily ppa:

launchpadkey 4E5E17B5

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Terminal - Alternatives
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:PPA_TO_ADD
2014-04-24 20:02:39
User: KlfJoat
Functions: sudo
0

There is no longer a need to add PGP keys for Ubuntu Launchpad PPA's.

The add-apt-repository command creates a new file for the PPA in /etc/sources.list.d/ then adds the PPA's keys to the apt keyring automatically. No muss, no fuss.

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What others think

Pretty neat, thanks!

Comment by Weboide 266 weeks and 1 day ago

Just a thing, there is an extra space that needs to be removed:

--recv -keys needs to be --recv-keys

Comment by Weboide 266 weeks and 1 day ago

@Weboide Thanks for the correction.

Comment by azeey 266 weeks ago

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