1. NAME

software-properties-gtk - a repository manager, GTK+ front end

2. SYNOPSIS

software-properties-gtk [ OPTIONS... ]

3. DESCRIPTION

Software Properties is a program for managing software repositories you install software from. It provides an abstraction of the used apt repositories, allowing managing distribution and independent software vendor software sources easily. software-properties-gtk is a GTK+ front end for the repository management.

4. OPTIONS

  • -h, --help
    show help message and exit
  • -d, --debug
    print some debug information to the command line
  • -m, --massive-debug
    print a lot of debug information to the command line
  • -n, --no-update
    no update on repository change (useful if called from an external program)
  • -t TOPLEVEL, --toplevel=TOPLEVEL
    set x-window-id of the toplevel parent for the dialog (useful for embedding)
  • -e ENABLE_COMPONENT, --enable-component=ENABLE_COMPONENT
    enable the specified component of the distribution's repositories

5. AUTHORS

software-properties-gtk is written by Michiel Sikkes <>, Michael Vogt <>, Sebastian Heinlein <> and Jonathan Riddell <>.

This manual page was written by Timo Jyrinki <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).

6. SEE ALSO

software-properties-kde(8)