A bit of background, feel free to skip this paragraph if you don't care. I have a bit of academic experience with linux and unix from college but I'm still somewhat of a n00b because I was always a windows guy. Recently, I decided that I want to switch from Windows to Linux for my main OS on my home computers. I'm trying to create a minimalist debian install for my netbook. I have a clonezilla restore point that I made right after a fresh minimal debian install.
I do not have any packages other than what debian installs automatically during a minimal install. I deselected everything in taskel (no desktop environment, nothing). So consider that as my start point for what I am about to ask...
I want to install some packages. Since I am creating a minimalist install, I want to always use "sudo apt-get --no-install-recommends ". Is there a way that I can create like a custom abbreviated command for this? Or is there a way that I could say copy and paste a bunch of those commands into a text document and then run them all sequentially using one command? Do you know of a simpler, more elegant way to accomplish running a bunch of packages installs from a freshly installed minimal command prompt?
PS: I tried googling and searching but I'm still enough of a n00b that I don't know exactly what to google for to find what I need... Any other advice would be greatly appreciated.