aliases for apt-get

alias agi="sudo apt-get install" #package_names
these are some aliases you can use in bashrc to shorten the amount of typing needed to use apt-get, also can be used as reference if you can't remember alot of commands or command parameter variations,etc... Please comment with more apt-get aliases if I missed any, thx
Sample Output
#all apt-get aliases (add to .bashrc or type in cmdline):
$ alias agi='sudo apt-get install' #packages
$ alias agu='sudo apt-get update'
$ alias ags='sudo apt-cache search' #string-in-package-name-or-descr
$ alias agsh='sudo apt-cache show' #string
$ alias agr='sudo apt-get remove' #packages
$ alias agd='sudo apt-get dist-upgrade'
$ alias agc='sudo apt-get clean'
$ alias agac='sudo apt-get autoclean'

2009-05-14 03:31:47

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