When you work with apt in Terminal, you probably want a powerful alternative. There is aptitude, an awesome front-end for apt. It gives us Terminal-style interface and also gives us command replacement to apt. By using aptitude interface, you can do point and click in Terminal to use its menu and buttons. It is very lightweight but powerful. This is how to install aptitude in Ubuntu 15.04.


sudo apt-get install aptitude 


  • It downloads 4 dependencies including aptitude itself.
  • It needs approximately 2 MB to download 12 MB to install.