Re: show searched packages including versions
- Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2018 19:17:11 -0500
- From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: show searched packages including versions
bw composed on 2018-01-03 18:20 (UTC-0500):
> On Wed, 3 Jan 2018, Felix Miata wrote:
>> What command shows me the newest available linux-image version available
>> anywhere that's been configured in sources.list?
> Here's a quick try at answering your question. I'm sure there are a
> zillion ways to get the output arranged to your liking. but really this
> is what man pages are for. Give it a try they don't bite.
> apt-cache pkgnames linux-image
Thank you! Arrangement was a red herring.
apt-cache provides all I really was looking for. More, as in the openSUSE repo
or installation status ouput in OP, would simply be gravy. It's obvious from the
thread responses received so far that I did a poor job describing what I want by
using the zypper output that I did.
Worse, I should have searched efoX-eSr, to make it clear one shouldn't need to
know a package's complete and exact basename including case. This, at least on
glance, rules out Michael Stone's apt-cache madison suggestion.
The problem is discovery. Apt isn't Apt, it's apt this, apt-that, apt-foo,
apt-bar, apt-baz, etc., even simply apt! What's the name of the doc that teaches
which apt variant has the power to please? How does anyone discover the logic
reaching a desired conclusion when the information desired (here: version) in
the one of the (multiple apt) dictionaries called man pages isn't even in it?
>From (Buster's) apt-cache:
This command prints the name of each package APT knows. The optional
argument is a prefix match to filter the name list. The output is
suitable for use in a shell tab complete function and the output is
generated extremely quickly. This command is best used with the
How did *you* figure out to try apt-cache _pkgnames_ to get a search to include
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