How To List Packages From A PPA / Repository In Ubuntu

A few weeks ago, we saw how to find out to which PPA / repository a package belongs to in Ubuntu / Debian. But how about getting a list of packages available in a PPA / repository?There used to be an option in Ubuntu Software Center that would list all the packages available in each PPA added on your system, but it was removed. However, you can still do this either using Synaptic, a command or using Y PPA Manager.SynapticTo get a list of packages available in a PPA / repository enabled on your system (if the repository is disabled or not added on your system, it won’t show up here), firstly install Synaptic if you haven’t already:sudo apt-get install synaptic(or install Synaptic GTK3)Then open Synaptic, select “Origin” on the bottom left, then select a PPA or repository on the left and it should list all packages in that PPA / repository for your Ubuntu version, both installed and not installed:In the latest Synaptic built with GTK3, there are two entries for each PPA here, one that uses “/now” at the end, which displays the packages you’ve installed from a repository and another one which displays all the packages available

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