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       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 <> 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.