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Re: apt-get reinstall all

On Sun, Jan 06, 2002 at 06:05:26PM +0100, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> * Michael De Nil 
> | I was just thinking that it would be great to have something in apt-get
> | that get 'reinstall' or 'repaire' all packages installed on the system.
> | I don't think I am the only one who rm *'s a wrong dir sometimes, ;)
> | I think it's now real hard to reinstall every package installed ...
> dpkg -l  | awk '/^i/ {print $2}' |xargs apt-get --reinstall install
> should work.

Not unless every package name is <16 characters.

Jacob Elder

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