This page provides an overview of how to use conda. For an overview of what conda is and what it does, please see the :doc:`front page <../index>`.
The quickest way to start using conda is to go through the 20-minute :doc:`getting-started` guide.
conda command is the primary interface for managing
installations of various packages. It can:
- Query and search the Anaconda package index and current Anaconda installation.
- Create new conda environments.
- Install and update packages into existing conda environments.
TIP: You can abbreviate many frequently used command options that
are preceded by 2 dashes (
--) to just 1 dash and the first
letter of the option. So
-n are the same, and
-e are the same.
For full usage of each command, including abbreviations, see :doc:`../commands`. You can see the same information at the command line by :doc:`viewing the command-line help <tasks/view-command-line-help>`.