# What does it mean: apt-get with caret (^)

I was confused about this for quite a long while, but now I find the answer and I am going to let you know.

A past post of mine mentioned  sudo apt-get install lamp-server^ . What does it mean?
Actually, the ^ here makes apt-get behave as tasksel.
In other words, it’s an alternative of tasksel. So the following command behaves the same:

\$ sudo tasksel install lamp-server


You may be interested in the official document HERE

Reference:
[1] lesca – [SOLVED] Regex: word^ matches what?