apturl – protocol handler in Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

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The AptURL Protocol Handler is a program that handles special URLs for installing packages. This means that special links in web pages can install software. Ubuntu 7.10 has AptURL installed by default. Installing applications does not get any easier than this.

apturl lets you install packages using a apt:pkgname like synatx

Example

If you want to install nagios2 from web browser just type the following command and press enter

apt:nagios2

This will prompt you with the following message

AptURL should be compatible with most browsers on Ubuntu

If you Want to make your own AptURLs The format is simple: apt:packagename

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