Re: Kernel updates with apt-get?
Shaul Karl(firstname.lastname@example.org) is reported to have said:
> On Fri, Aug 20, 2004 at 01:13:58PM -0400, Wayne Topa wrote:
> > Scott Mohnkern(email@example.com) is reported to have said:
> > > hmmm. I've never tried "apt-get search" before....
> > >
> > > and it didn't work..
> > He meant apt-cache search.
> > I was goint to tell you that you could use apropos search, to find what
> > man page name uses search, but it doesn't come up with apt-cache for
> > some reason. Humm....
> Why should it come with apropos search? To the best of my knowledge,
> apropos looks for Unix commands, that is the first token on a Unix
> command line. With apt-cache, search is a command for apt-cache but not
> for Unix.
As apropos searches through 'man pages' not commands, I thought it
should find the apt-cache man page. As John correctly pointed out,
"Apropos searches only the names and short descriptions" which is, of
course, why it didn't find anything about the apt-cache search option.
Is was my feeble attempt to teach the OP how to fish and instead it
taught me something, and hopefully the OP as well.
Don't hit the keys so hard, it hurts.