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Re: Intent to package a Debian control file grepper

Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho wrote:
> I've written a small (14kB of stripped i386 binary) and fast (beats dpkg
> --print-avail on my unscientific tests by a rough factor of two) utility
> which so to speak greps any file which has the general format of a Debian
> control file as described in the Packaging Manual.  Such files are the
> control files on any Debian package, and, more importantly, the dpkg
> available file, the dpkg status file and the Packages files on distribution
> media.

Have you looked at the sgrep package, it includes a lot of custom debian
stuff to grep status and available files. 

see shy jo

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