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apt-get via sudo

Terminal - apt-get via sudo
apt-get () { [ "$1" = source ] && (command apt-get "$@";true) || sudo apt-get "$@" }
2009-02-19 04:17:24
User: mulad
Functions: apt command sudo
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apt-get via sudo

An apt-get wrapper function which will run the command via sudo, but will run it normally if you're only downloading source files.

This was a bit of an excuse to show off the framework of

cmd && echo true || echo false

...but as you can see, you must be careful about what is in the "true" block to make sure it executes without error, otherwise the "false" block will be executed.

To allow the apt-get return code to pass through, you need to use a more normal if/else block:

apt-get () { if [ "$1" = source ]; then command apt-get "$@"; else sudo apt-get "$@"; fi }

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it doesn't work all the time: apt-get -d source foo

Comment by bartman 406 weeks and 2 days ago

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