# Ubuntu – get a package for GNU Parallel

software installation

I want to install GNU Parallel in Ubuntu but I can't find a package for it in the default Ubuntu repos. Where can I get it?

• In 13.04, you can install with apt-get:
sudo apt-get install parallel

The second line is necessary because GNU parallel is installed in --tollef mode (if anyone can provide a rationale for this, I'd like to know).
In 14.04, the config file is apparently no longer included, since the --tollef option was removed from the GNU parallel source entirely: http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/parallel/2013-02/msg00018.html