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sudo apt-add-repository 'deb http://archive.offensive-security.com pwnsauce main microverse macroverse restricted universe multiverse' && wget -q http://archive.offensive-security.com/backtrack.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -
2010-11-16 18:23:48
User: kzh
Functions: sudo wget
Tags: Debian

Add the BackTrack repositories to your Debian based GNU/Linux distribution. Thanks to http://it-john.com/home/technology/linux-technology/add-back-track-4-repo-to-ubuntu/

aptitude purge '~c'
sudo dpkg-reconfigure -a
axi-cache search <searchterm>
2010-07-05 00:16:03
User: tarkasteve

A replacement for 'apt-cache' that uses a Xapian to produce ranked results. Available in 'apt-xapian-index' 0.27 and higher.

aptitude remove ?and(~i~nlinux-(im|he) ?not(~n`uname -r`))
2010-06-11 22:57:09
User: dbbolton

A little aptitude magic. Note: this will remove images AND headers. If you just want to remove images: aptitude remove ?and(~i~nlinux-im ?not(~n`uname -r`))

I used this in zsh without any problems. I'm not sure how other shells will interpret some of the special characters used in the aptitude search terms. Use -s to simulate.

aptitude purge linux-image | grep ^i | grep -v $(uname -r)
perl -e 'chomp($k=`uname -r`); for (</boot/vm*>) {s/^.*vmlinuz-($k)?//; $l.="linux-image-$_ ";} system "aptitude remove $l";'
aptitude remove $(dpkg -l|egrep '^ii linux-(im|he)'|awk '{print $2}'|grep -v `uname -r`)
2010-06-10 21:23:00
User: dbbolton
Functions: awk egrep grep

This should do the same thing and is about 70 chars shorter.

dpkg -l 'linux-*' | sed '/^ii/!d;/'"$(uname -r | sed "s/\(.*\)-\([^0-9]\+\)/\1/")"'/d;s/^[^ ]* [^ ]* \([^ ]*\).*/\1/;/[0-9]/!d' | xargs sudo apt-get -y purge
2010-06-10 20:33:32
User: mitzip
Functions: sed sudo xargs

This will remove all installed kernels on your debian based install, except the one you're currently using.



apt-show-versions <packagename>
2010-06-03 15:52:11
User: Vasudev
Functions: apt
Tags: Debian

If there is update available for the package you can see upgrade is from which version to which version. Also you will get detail about which release the package belongs to (stable/testing/sid).

aptitude -F '%p %v#' search <pattern>
2010-06-03 15:37:27
Tags: Debian

Supports regex pattern and very flexible output parameters and search options.

apt-cache show pkgname | grep -i "version:"
2010-06-03 00:48:39
User: emacs
Functions: apt grep
Tags: Debian

if you don't want to show string "version?, then use awk or cut filter it: apt-cache show pkgname | grep -i "version:" | awk '{ print $2 }'

we can also use regex to search many packages and show their versions:

apt-cache search pkgregex | grep -i "version:"

dpkg-query -W -f='${Version}' package-name
aptitude keep-all
2010-04-20 09:24:20
User: dooblem

Very handy if you have done a package selection mistake in aptitude.

Note that it's better to do a Ctrl+U (undo) in aptitude if possible, because the keep-all will clear some package states (like the 'hold' state).

sudo apt-get -o Acquire::http::Dl-Limit=30 upgrade
2010-03-22 01:29:44
User: alemani
Functions: sudo

Limits the usage of bandwidth by apt-get, in the example the command will use 30Kb/s ;)

It should work for most apt-get actions (install, update, upgrade, dist-upgrade, etc.)

sudo aptitude update; sudo apt-get -y --print-uris upgrade | egrep -o -e "http://[^\']+" | sudo aria2c -c -d /var/cache/apt/archives -i -; sudo aptitude -y safe-upgrade
2010-02-18 16:02:29
User: freethinker
Functions: egrep sudo

Please install aria2c before you try the above command. On ubuntu the command to install aria2c would be:

sudo aptitude install aria2
grep -e `date +%Y-%m-%d` /var/log/dpkg.log | awk '/install / {print $4}' | uniq | xargs apt-get -y remove
sed -ne '/^Package: \(.*\)/{s//\1/;h;};/^Installed-Size: \(.*\)/{s//\1/;G;s/\n/ /;p;}' /var/lib/dpkg/status | sort -rn
2009-10-19 19:01:17
User: arcege
Functions: sed sort

Use the hold space to preserve lines until data is needed.

perl -ne '$pkg=$1 if m/^Package: (.*)/; print "$1\t$pkg\n" if m/^Installed-Size: (.*)/;' < /var/lib/dpkg/status | sort -rn | less
2009-10-19 12:55:59
User: hfs
Functions: perl sort

List packages and their disk usage in decreasing order. This uses the "Installed-Size" from the package metadata. It may differ from the actual used space, because e.g. data files (think of databases) or log files may take additional space.

dpkg --get-selections | cut -f1 | while read pkg; do dpkg -L $pkg | xargs -I'{}' bash -c 'if [ ! -d "{}" ]; then echo "{}"; fi' | tr '\n' '\000' | du -c --files0-from - | tail -1 | sed "s/total/$pkg/"; done
2009-10-12 14:57:54
User: pykler
Functions: bash cut du echo read sed tail tr xargs
Tags: Debian wajig

Calculates the size on disk for each package installed on the filesystem (or removed but not purged). This is missing the

| sort -rn

which would put the biggest packges on top. That was purposely left out as the command is slightly on the slow side

Also you may need to run this as root as some files can only be checked by du if you can read them ;)

cat /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.list > /tmp/listin ; ls /proc/*/exe |xargs -l readlink | grep -xvFf /tmp/listin; rm /tmp/listin
2009-09-09 18:09:14
User: kamathln
Functions: cat grep ls readlink rm xargs
Tags: Debian find dpkg

This helped me find a botnet that had made into my system. Of course, this is not a foolproof or guarantied way to find all of them or even most of them. But it helped me find it.

echo -e "${PATH//://\n}" >/tmp/allpath; grep -Fh -f /tmp/allpath /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.list|grep -vxh -f /tmp/allpath >/tmp/installedinpath ; find ${PATH//:/ } |grep -Fxv -f /tmp/installedinpath
2009-09-09 05:33:14
User: kamathln
Functions: echo find grep
Tags: Debian dpkg PATH

OS: Debian based (or those that use dpkg)

Equivalent to doing a dpkg -S on each file in $PATH, but way faster.

May report files generated though postinstall scripts and such. For example . It will report /usr/bin/vim .. which is not not a file installed directly by dpkg, but a link generated by alternatives hooks

rename 's/^/prefix/' *
2009-08-14 03:26:45
User: lingo
Functions: rename

Best to try first with -n flag, to preview

2009-08-09 02:43:06
User: stuart
Tags: Debian Ubuntu

Lets you set all the java alternatives at once to a matching version. Also has options for just changing the jre or the plugin.