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aptitude-run-state-bundle - unpack an aptitude state bundle and invoke aptitude on it
aptitude-run-state-bundle [<options>...] <input-file> [<program> [<arguments>...]]
unpacks the given aptitude state bundle created by
to a temporary directory, invokes
on it with the supplied
<arguments>, and removes the temporary directory afterwards. If
is not supplied, it defaults to
The following options may occur on the command-line before the input file. Options following the input file are presumed to be arguments to
Place the options that give the location of the state bundle at the end of the command line when invoking
<program>, rather than at the beginning (the default is to place options at the beginning).
Display a brief usage summary.
Place the options that give the location of the state bundle at the beginning of the command line when invoking
<program>, overriding any previous
(the default is to place options at the beginning).
Do not remove the unpacked state directory after running
aptitude. You might want to use this if, for instance, you are debugging a problem that appears when
aptitude's state file is modified. When
finishes running, the name of the state directory will be printed so that you can access it in the future.
This option is enabled automatically by
Delete the state directory after running
aptitude, even if
Instead of treating the input file as a state bundle, treat it as an unpacked state bundle. For instance, you can use this to access the state directory that was created by a prior run with
Unpack the input file to a temporary directory, but don't actually run
Daniel Burrows <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright 2007 Daniel Burrows.
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