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software-center [options] [ package-name | apt-url | deb-file ]

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Display the main screen of software-center.

software-center gedit

Display the details view of the gedit package.

software-center banshee?section=universe

Display the details view of the banshee package and offer to enable the universe component.

software-center adobe-flashplugin?channel=maverick-partner

Display the details view of the adobe-flashplugin package and offer to enable the maverick-partner channel.

software-center cheese,gtg

Display a list containing the cheese and gtg packages.

software-center /home/pgg/skype.deb

Display the details view of the local debian file ’/home/pgg/skype.deb’.

software-center /tmp/python-cloudfusion_0.5.0-1_all.deb
rm /tmp/python-cloudfusion_0.5.0-1_all.deb


software-center a graphical interface for package management in Ubuntu.


Listed below are the command line options for software-center:

show program’s version number and exit

-h, --help

show this help message and exit


enable debug mode


software-center was written by Michael Vogt <mvo[:at:]canonical[:dot:]com>, and this manual page by Andrew Higginson <rugby471[:at:]gmail[:dot:]com>.

Both are released under the GNU General Public License, version 3 or later.

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