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Re: length of a package extended description

On 2015-01-10 07:05:48 +1100, Riley Baird wrote:
> > Otherwise shouldn't utilities (such as "dpkg -s") provide a
> > configurable way to limit the output of the "Description:" field?
> You can pipe the output to "head" or "tail" to sort of achieve what you
> want to.

Obviously not. It may be possible with something like sed or perl,
but this may not be future-proof, and breakage due to changes in
the dpkg output may remain unnoticed. And doing that automatically
would need to write a dpkg wrapper, which could break dpkg in other

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