repository search

aptitude search ~d "irc client"|grep -i "irc client"
This is the best way I have found to search out an application when I am not sure the title. Grep is just to remove anything that does not contain the term in the title or short description (lots of things might include the search term in the description, such as libraries used by the application)
Sample Output
p   cgiirc                          - web based irc client                      
p   epic4                           - epic irc client, version 4                
p   epic4-help                      - help files for epic4 IRC client           
p   epic5                           - epic irc client, version 5                
p   erc                             - an IRC client for Emacs                   
p   irssi                           - terminal based IRC client                 
p   irssi-dev                       - terminal based IRC client - development fi

By: tomjrace
2011-07-11 19:48:55

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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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