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)

Comments

autocomplete

Its nice, but lack of autocomplete ( https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=762286 ) keeps me from using it.

Posted by sam at 2014/12/22 (Mon) 06:18:02

some time since last b-i

some time was passed since lasted b-i u made

u work was and are great!, i always use u'r svn repos and debian installer images to my older custom desktops

recently u'r images of lenny saves my recently adquired eeepc 2gsurf

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Posted by PICCORO Lenz MCKAY at 2016/04/10 (Sun) 14:12:33
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