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Usefull if you only want to see the package names, or if you want to use them in a script.
Taken from apticron and modified.
Can't remember what that one package was called? Search for it!
It's also a good idea to run
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.
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.
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.
since awk was already there one can use it instead of the 2 greps. might not be faster, but fast enough
Use this command to determine what version of MythTV you are running on a Debian system. Tested on a Mythbuntu installation.
Command to install everything on a debian based system with the prefix you indicate.
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.
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.
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).