Tip: Get and use software from a PPA the easy way!

A new addition to my always growing blogging skills, these regular tips will attempt to provide insight into some of Ubuntu’s less well known but extremely useful features, most of these will (hopefully!) be command-line based as alot of people find this much faster and more efficient to use.

This weeks tip:

This weeks tip is a feature that was introduced in Ubuntu 9.10, alot of you may already know about this feature, but for those who dont it is a command used to quickly add a ppa to ubuntu:

add-apt-repository ppa:name-of-ppa

NOTE: you will need to use sudo with this command in order to actually add the ppa to your system.

I find this command extremely useful since it removes the need to manually edit your sources file and add the key to your system.