Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: 2011-10-27
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dd-list - nicely list .deb packages and their maintainers  


dd-list [-hiusV] [--help] [--stdin] [--sources Sources_file] [--dctrl] [--version] [--uploaders] [package ...]  


dd-list produces nicely formatted lists of Debian (.deb) packages and their maintainers.

Input is a list of source or binary package names on the command line (or the standard input if --stdin is given). Output is a list of the following format, where package names are source packages by default:

J. Random Developer <jrandom@debian.org>
j-random-package j-random-other
Diana Hacker <diana@example.org>
fun-package more-fun-package

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 <liw@iki.fi>

Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>