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Re: show searched packages including versions




On Wed, Jan 03, 2018 at 07:17:11PM -0500, Felix Miata wrote:
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

That part's easy--the case is lower...

How did *you* figure out to try apt-cache _pkgnames_ to get a search to include
packages' versions?

Well, that command doesn't show the version, and it only does a prefix search, not a substring search. It has a very specific intended purpose, and this doesn't really seem like the right use case.

Mike Stone