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I can edit

/etc/apt/apt.conf

and add the line:

apt::install-recommends "false";

But that will always skip recommendations.

How can I do this only once for the installation to a certain package without changing the config of apt?

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Related: unix.stackexchange.com/q/77053/4671 –  Faheem Mitha Mar 30 at 19:41

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From man 8 apt-get:

   --no-install-recommends
       Do not consider recommended packages as a dependency for installing. Configuration Item: APT::Install-Recommends.
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In case I set the config in apt.conf I couldn't find an option like --install-recommends unix.stackexchange.com/questions/122289/… –  rubo77 Mar 30 at 19:49
    
For that you might try: apt-get -o apt::install-recommends=true –  cpugeniusmv Mar 30 at 19:55
    
@rubo77 that should be what my command in my previous comment does, overriding the false setting in apt.conf. –  cpugeniusmv Mar 30 at 21:04
    
Ah ok, I see... I was too fast in judjing. the option is set with -o ... OK thanks –  rubo77 Mar 30 at 21:05

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