useful tools for packages--any comprehensive list?
from time to time people mentions some nifty tools (mostly scripts?)
to search for info about packages and similar. Eg the citation
below. Is there some list/collection/etc of such utilities? Or for
other usefull things like `apt-cache search <string>', which can be
found in the manuals but is a bit tricky to find?
I couldn't find an easy way to find the biggest packages installed so
I hacked a script, but I suppose lots of these things are really done,
just I can't find it.
mem> [4 ysabell:~] grep-available -s Package,Maintainer -P aterm
mem> Package: aterm-ml
mem> Maintainer: Jordi Mallach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mikael Hedin, MSc +46 (0)980 79176
Swedish Institute of Space Physics +46 (0)980 73547 (home)
S-Box 812, 981 28 KIRUNA, Sweden +46 (0)980 79050 (fax)