aptbackup restore

for p in `grep -v deinstall /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/aptbackup_dpkg-packages.txt | cut --fields=1`; do apt-get -y --force-yes install $p; done
Use when aptbackup will not start or you just want to see what's going on.
Sample Output
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
bzip2 is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
...

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By: darkfader
2010-10-11 22:41:55

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Thanks for this helpful command, i have one problem: iPhone4s:~ root# for p in `grep -v deinstall /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/aptbackup_dpkg-packages.txt | cut --fields=1`; do apt-get -y --force-yes install $p; done -sh: cut: command not found
crewdi · 315 weeks ago
oh.. I just upgraded to 6.1 and indeed see that cut isn't there by default. It should be in BigBoss recommended tools package. So after OpenSSHing, passwding and getting this cut command, it should work.
darkfader · 279 weeks and 1 day ago

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