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apt-cache pkgnames linux-
2014-12-14 06:48:57
User: benjabean1
Functions: apt

In this case, linux- is the prefix; simply running

apt-cache pkgnames

would list every package APT knows about.

The default APT config assumes -g, --generate; to use the cache as/is, you could similarly run:

apt-cache --no-generate pkgnames [prefix]

Adding --all-names, like so:

apt-cache --no-generate --all-names pkgnames [prefix]

would print all the packages APT knows about, using the cache as/is, including virtual packages and missing dependencies.

This command was shamelessly stolen from the apt-cache(8) man-page.

apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade -y --show-progress && apt-get autoremove -y && apt-get check && apt-get autoclean -y

# AllInOne: Update what packages are available, upgrade to new versions, remove unneeded packages

# (some are no longer needed, replaced by the ones from ap upgrade), check for dependencies

# and clean local cached packages (saved on disk but not installed?,some are needed? [this only cleans unneeded unlike ap clean]).

# aliases (copy into ~/.bashrc file):

alias a='alias'

a ap='apt-get'

a r='ap autoremove -y'

a up='ap update'

a u='up && ap upgrade -y --show-progress && r && ap check && ap autoclean'

# && means "and run if the previous succeeded", you can change it to ; to "run even if previous failed".

I'm not sure if ap check should be before or after ap upgrade -y, you can also change the alias names.

# To expand aliases in bash use ctrl alt e or see this ow.ly/zBKHs

# For more useful aliases go to ow.ly/zBMOx

apt-get update -y && apt-get upgrade -y && apt-get dist-upgrade -y && apt-get autoremove -y && apt-get autoclean -y
apt-cache -n dumpavail | grep 'Package:' | awk '{print $2 }'
apt-get install phpmyadmin; echo "Include /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf" >> /etc/apache2/apache2.conf; service apache2 restart
2013-04-06 16:20:55
Functions: apt echo install

This command will install phpmyadmin, set apache2 server and restart apache2. After running this command you can open phpmyadmin on http://yoursite.com/phpmyadmin

apt-get -s upgrade | awk '/Inst.+/ {print $2}'
2013-03-25 21:23:11
User: lpanebr
Functions: apt awk
Tags: awk apt-get

Usefull if you only want to see the package names, or if you want to use them in a script.

apt-get --ignore-hold --allow-unauthenticated -s dist-upgrade | grep ^Inst | cut -d ' ' -f2
apt-cache search php5
2012-09-20 21:14:50
User: sudopeople
Functions: apt

Can't remember what that one package was called? Search for it!

It's also a good idea to run

apt-get update


apt-popcon() { (echo \#rank; apt-cache search "$@" |awk '$1 !~ /^lib/ {print " "$1" "}') |grep -Ff- <(wget -qqO- http://popcon.debian.org/by_inst.gz |gunzip); }
2012-09-08 00:29:31
User: khopesh
Functions: apt awk echo grep wget

This will take the packages matching a given `apt-cache search` query (a collection of AND'd words or regexps) and tell you how popular they are. This is particularly nice for those times you have to figure out which solution to use for e.g. a PDF reader or a VNC client.

Substitute "ubuntu.com" for "debian.org" if you want this to use Ubuntu's data instead. Everything else will work perfectly.

apt-file --package-only search /lib/firmware
apt-get -s upgrade | awk '/[0-9]+ upgraded,/ {print $1 " package updates are available"}'
2012-03-29 17:04:32
User: lpanebr
Functions: apt awk

This let's you find out the total packages that have available upgrades. Usefull if you want to check or show the total available upgrades on your system.

apt-config dump
2011-12-13 19:11:02
User: LinuxMan
Functions: apt

Shows all configurations to apt and dpkg, rarely changed, you probably still have the default configuration. Go ahead and explore your configuration if you dare, perhaps change your apt-cache directory, Dir::Cache "var/cache/apt/"; or the names of the log files.

apt-get remove $(dpkg -l | awk "/^ii linux-(image|headers)/ && ! /`uname -r`/ {print \$2}")
2011-10-09 13:58:47
User: _john
Functions: apt awk

since awk was already there one can use it instead of the 2 greps. might not be faster, but fast enough

apt-cache policy mythtv
2011-08-05 17:34:41
User: PLA
Functions: apt

Use this command to determine what version of MythTV you are running on a Debian system. Tested on a Mythbuntu installation.

apt-file search iostat
apt-cache rdepends <packagename>
apt-cache depends <packagename>
apt-get install `ssh root@host_you_want_to_clone "dpkg -l | grep ii" | awk '{print $2}'`
apt-cache search pidgin* | awk '{print$ 1}' | tr '\n' ' ' | xargs aptitude -y install
2011-04-13 08:01:22
Functions: apt awk tr xargs

Command to install everything on a debian based system with the prefix you indicate.

apt-show-versions | grep '\bpython\b'
apt-get -y install git-core gitosis; adduser --home /home/git --gecos "git user" git; su git -c "ssh-keygen -t rsa -f /home/git/.ssh/id_rsa; gitosis-init < ~/.ssh/id_rsa"
2010-12-19 20:37:12
User: strzel_a
Functions: apt install su

After, check if working by executing this command locally :

git clone git@

Tutorial :


apt-cache search perl | grep module | awk '{print $1;}' | xargs sudo apt-get install -y

I used this to mass install a lot of perl stuff. Threw it together because I was feeling *especially* lazy. The 'perl' and the 'module' can be replaced with whatever you like.

apt-get remove `deborphan`
apt-get search something | grep specific
2010-09-27 07:10:39
User: ProfOak
Functions: apt grep

replace apt-get with your distro's package manager.

Where 'something' is the package name, and 'specific' is what you're specifically looking for.

This helps if your query is 2+ words long.

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).