One goal on the Ubuntu Software Centre’s roadmap is to add the ability to search for and add other users’ PPA’s. In the mean time we’ve seen other helpful tools spring up – such as the OMG! PPA! Installer that lets you install any PPA mentioned on this very site.

Bummed that there wasn’t an easy way to both search for and adds PPA’s from the comfort of the command line, David Ainley, better known online as ‘wrinkliez’, took it upon himself to created a tool to do just that.

For a ‘first foray into coding’ it’s pretty darn nifty, although certainly not the best tool to recommend to the terminal-allergic.

He’s even made a short video demoing the neat app: –


PPASearch Demoed



If you think the tool would be a boon to you then installation is as follows: –

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wrinkliez/ppasearch
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ppasearch

Source | UbuntuForums

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