This is the command apt-add-repository that can be run in the OnWorks free hosting provider using one of our multiple free online workstations such as Ubuntu Online, Fedora Online, Windows online emulator or MAC OS online emulator
add-apt-repository - Adds a repository into the /etc/apt/sources.list or
/etc/apt/sources.list.d or removes an existing one
add-apt-repository [OPTIONS] REPOSITORY
add-apt-repository is a script which adds an external APT repository to either
/etc/apt/sources.list or a file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ or removes an already existing
The options supported by add-apt-repository are:
-h, --help Show help message and exit
-m, --massive-debug Print a lot of debug information to the command line
-r, --remove Remove the specified repository
-y, --yes Assume yes to all queries
-k, --keyserver Use a custom keyserver URL instead of the default
-s, --enable-source Allow downloading of the source packages from the repository
REPOSITORY can be either a line that can be added directly to sources.list(5), in the form
ppa:<user>/<ppa-name> for adding Personal Package Archives, or a distribution component to
In the first form, REPOSITORY will just be appended to /etc/apt/sources.list.
In the second form, ppa:<user>/<ppa-name> will be expanded to the full deb line of the PPA
and added into a new file in the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ directory. The GPG public key
of the newly added PPA will also be downloaded and added to apt's keyring.
In the third form, the given distribution component will be enabled for all sources.
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