There aretwo of us who are conduting Raspberry Piclasses of all sorts (usage, interfacing, coding, etc) to a retirement village. Each class member has their own Pi and are doing quite well considering they never used acomputer riorto tis series of classes.
One question popped up the other day when we were installing samba on their systems. One gentleman asked "how do you know what programs are in this library so you know what to install? The other instructor and I looked at each other and couldn't come up with ananswer except it was by articles, or hearsay from others.
So I will ask the more linux literate ones here how do you get a ist of the apps and programs availabe for installation? I've looked at apt-get and its parameters, but I have had no luck at all. I do not profess to be an expert in the Raspbian system, so if I could run a comand to get a list of info for the programs, I could proess the output list to pull just thre bae bones info for the library entries.
can someone provide some help with this effort?
Thanks for your attention.