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How to install all packages whitch aptitude found?

For example:

sudo aptitude search eclipse

... found approximately 66 packages. How I can install all found packages without write separately?

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You can use the * symbol as a wildcard. I know it works when deleting files that may all be titled the same but have different dates attached to the file name.

In your case, you would type:

sudo apt-get install eclipse*

This will install all packages that start with the string eclipse

versus:

sudo apt-get install eclipse

This will only install packages name "eclipse"

  • From the command-line, you should quote "eclipse*" if you intend passing it to apt-get as a pattern rather than expand it on the shell. – Thomas Dickey Nov 1 '15 at 23:49
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I'd do something like this:

sudo apt-get -d -u install $(apt-cache search -n eclipse | cut -f1 -d' ' | grep -vE 'redeclipse|^lib')

Note the -d for --download-only. When you've made sure that it will install only what you want/need, remove the -d from the apt-get command.

apt-cache search -n's output is far less "noisy" than aptitude search's, so is easier to work with in a pipeline.

redeclipse is a game, not part of eclipse. And you want libs to be pulled in as a dependancy so they're marked as auto-installed. You can add any other packages you don't want installed to the grep -vE argument.

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