add-apt-repository(1)       General Commands Manual      add-apt-repository(1)

       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 repository.

       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

       -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 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 enable.

       In  the   first   form,   REPOSITORY   will   just   be   appended   to

       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.


       This manual page was written by Chow Loong Jin <> for
       the Debian system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to
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