Fri, 19 Dec 2014
smart "apt" command
During evaluating Jessie, I found 'apt' command and noticed it was pretty good for novice-usual users.
Usage: apt [options] command CLI for apt. Basic commands: list - list packages based on package names search - search in package descriptions show - show package details update - update list of available packages install - install packages remove - remove packages upgrade - upgrade the system by installing/upgrading packages full-upgrade - upgrade the system by removing/installing/upgrading packages edit-sources - edit the source information file
'apt list' is like a combination of 'dpkg -l' + 'apt-cache pkgnames'. 'apt search' is a bit slower than 'apt-cache search' but provides with useful information. 'apt show' formats bytesizes and hides some (for experts) fields. install/remove/upgrade/full-upgrade are mostly same as apt-get. 'apt edit-sources' opens a editor and checks the integrity.
So, I'd like to recommend 'apt' command to Debian users.
Well, why did I write this entry...? ;) I found a mistranslation I had made in ja.po of apt. Because it is critical mistranslation (Japanese users will confuse by it), I want to fix it strongly.
Dear apt deity maintainers, could you consider to update apt for Jessie? (#772678. FYI there are other translation updates also: #772913, #771982, and #771967)