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apt-get search something | grep specific
replace apt-get with your distro's package manager. Where 'something' is the package name, and 'specific' is what you're specifically looking for. This helps if your query is 2+ words long.
Sample Output
$ apt-get search firefox | grep
gnome-do-plugins-firefox : gnome-do-plugins for firefox
gnome-do-plugins         : Plugins for GNOME Do

By: ProfOak
2010-09-27 07:10:39

What Others Think

[email protected]:~# apt-get -h | grep search [email protected]:~# aptitude -h | grep search search Pakete nach Namen oder Ausdruck suchen
winky · 530 weeks and 3 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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