How to Use apt-cache Command in Debian, Ubuntu and Other Linux Distributions

Friday Oct 30th 2020 by Abhishek Prakash Chaturvedi

With apt-cache command, you can search for package details in the local APT cache. Learn to use apt-cache command in this tutorial.

The apt package manager works on a local cache of package metadata. The metadata usually consists information like package name, version, description, dependencies, its repository and developers. With the apt-cache command, you can query this local APT cache and get relevant information.

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