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Re: discover and install specific package version

On 11/17/2018 8:35 AM, Felix Miata wrote:
> Reco composed on 2018-11-17 09:53 (UTC+0300):
>> On Sat, Nov 17, 2018 at 12:52:14AM -0500, Felix Miata wrote:
>>> Web searches have not been helpful for these:
>>> 1-Which of apt* returns version numbers along with package names, one line per result, when
>>> searching? (in openSUSE, versions are returned by zypper search via the -s switch (one line per
>>> package))
>> aptitude search -F '%p %V' --disable-columns <pkg_here>
> Surely there must be something simpler to be able to remember and type. :-p

Using Bash you could use functions or aliases:

search_pkg() { aptitude search -F '%p %V' --disable-columns ${1}; }

$ search_pkg <pkg>

alias spkg="aptitude search -F '%p %V' --disable-columns"

$ spkg <pkg>

John Doe