A better 'apt-cache' using Xapian to rank results

axi-cache search <searchterm>
A replacement for 'apt-cache' that uses a Xapian to produce ranked results. Available in 'apt-xapian-index' 0.27 and higher.
Sample Output
29 results found.
Results 1-20:
100% xapian-tools - Basic tools for Xapian search engine library
97% apt-xapian-index - maintenance tools for a Xapian index of Debian packages
92% php5-xapian - Xapian search engine interface for PHP5
92% python-xapian - Xapian search engine interface for Python
90% libsearch-xapian-perl - Perl bindings for the Xapian search library
89% libxapian-ruby1.9.1 - Xapian search engine interface for Ruby 1.9.1
89% libxapian-ruby1.8 - Xapian search engine interface for Ruby 1.8
88% tclxapian - Xapian search engine interface for Tcl
88% xapian-examples - Xapian simple example programs
88% xapian-omega - CGI search interface and indexers using Xapian
87% xapian-doc - Core Xapian documentation
82% python-django-djapian - Search API for Django using Xapian
81% libxapian22-dbg - Debugging symbols for the Xapian Search engine library
81% libxapian15-dbg - Debugging symbols for the Xapian Search engine library
80% libxapian-dev - Development files for Xapian search engine library
78% ept-cache - Commandline tool to search the package archive
75% libept1 - High-level library for managing Debian package information
75% libept0 - High-level library for managing Debian package information
74% libept-dev - High-level library for managing Debian package information
73% python-xappy - easy-to-use interface to the Xapian search engine
More terms: search searching indexing probabilistic stemming collections ranked
More tags: web::search-engine use::searching implemented-in::c++ works-with::text works-with-format::plaintext works-with::software:package suite::debian
`axi-cache more' will give more results

2010-07-05 00:16:03

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