Provided by: python-software-properties_0.82.7_all
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
-r, --remove Remove the specified repository
-y, --yes Assume yes to all queries
-k, --keyserver Use a custom keyserver URL instead of the default
REPOSITORY can be either a line that can be added directly to
sources.list(5), or in the form ppa:<user>/<ppa-name> for adding
Personal Package Archives.
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.
This manual page was written by Chow Loong Jin <firstname.lastname@example.org> for
the Debian system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to
copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU
General Public License, Version 2 or any later version published by the
Free Software Foundation.
On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License
can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses.