Re: apt-get 'search'?
On Sat, Oct 02, 2004 at 10:26:01AM -0400, Tony Uceda Velez wrote:
> Anyone know what is comparable to Gentoo's 'emerge search' in apt-get? Man
> pages didn't reflect something similar? Want to search for list of packages
> that start with a certain string.
~ %% apt-cache search foobar
man2html - Turns a web-browser and an httpd-server into a man pager.
~ %% apt-cache show man2html
Description: Turns a web-browser and an httpd-server into a man pager.
Point your webbrowser at http://your.site/cgi-bin/man2html and you got
your manpages in the browser.
* Fast C CGI program for man/BSD-mandoc to HTML conversion.
* Works from the unformatted nroff/troff source.
* Source may be compressed.
* Does tbl tables (but not eqn equations).
* Generates hypertext links to foobar(1), abc@host, and xyzzy.h files
* CGI script for whatis-based alpha-indexes by section.
* CGI script for name-only alpha-indexes by section.
* CGI script for full text search (requires glimpse)
* Front-end script to talk to a pre-launched netscape.
Probably not exactly what you want, but can be combined with grep(1).
"apt-cache search prefix | grep '^prefix'" is much faster than
"dpkg -l prefix*", atleast on my system.
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