Listing Options for Apt-Get

I have learned to get around in yum, but now with Ubuntu, I am having to learn apt-get.

Before with yum, I could do:

sudo yum list | grep -i <some program>

now, I need to do:

apt-cache search <some program>


apt-get – list of software?

YumEx New Version — Colors

I just updated to the new version of yumex and noticed that they added a color coding scheme to the updates.

Here is what I found the colors mean:

  • Red = updating package
  • Blue = obsoleting package
  • Green = installed package
  • Black = uninstalled package


Changes / New Features for version 1.9.4 (documents colors)


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