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dd-list - nicely list .deb packages and their maintainers
produces nicely formatted lists of Debian (.deb) packages and their
Input is a list of source or binary package names on the command line
(or the standard input if
Output is a list of the following format, where package names are source
packages by default:
- J. Random Developer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Diana Hacker <email@example.com>
This is useful when you want, for example, to produce a list of packages
that need to attention from their maintainers, e.g., to be rebuilt when
a library version transition happens.
- -h, --help
Print brief help message.
- -i, --stdin
Read package names from the standard input, instead of taking them
from the command line. Package names are whitespace delimited.
- -d, --dctrl
Read package list from standard input in the format of a Debian
package control file. This includes the status file, or output of
apt-cache. This is the fastest way to use dd-list, as it uses the
maintainer information from the input instead of looking up the maintainer
of each listed package.
If no Source: line is given, the Package: name is used for
output, which might be a binary package name.
- -s, --sources Sources_file
Read package information from the specified Sources_files. This can be
given multiple times.
If no Sources_files are specified, any files matching
/var/lib/apt/lists/*_source_Sources will be used.
- -u, --uploaders
Also list developers who are named as uploaders of packages, not only
the maintainers; this is the default behaviour, use --nouploaders to
prevent it. Uploaders are indicated with "(U)" appended to the package name.
- -nou, --nouploaders
Only list package Maintainers, do not list Uploaders.
- -b, --print-binary
Use binary package names in the output instead of source package names
(has no effect with --dctrl if the Package: line contains
source package names).
- -V, --version
Print the version.
Lars Wirzenius <firstname.lastname@example.org
Joey Hess <email@example.com>