Aptik is a utility that allows you to simplify the re-installation of application/packages in a clean installation of elementary OS. Re-adding all your repositories can of be a long and tedious process. Aptiks aim is to save all this work by making a full backup of your applications , all PPAs that you have added , and then restore it a new installation . How good is that?
How to install aptik on elementary OS
open the terminal [ctrl]-[alt]-[t] and copy and paste the following:
sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install aptik
- Choose the directory where your backup is to be stored
- You have four options, you can back up your repositories (PPAs), specific applications downloaded packages with APT, and themes and icons.
- Identifies repositories & PPAs with a color code and whether you have installed packages (or not) from that repository
- You have full control on what you want to select
For a full explanation of what Aptik does visit TeeJee Tech