Re: RFC: dpkg-conffile cmdline interface draft
sean finney <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> okay, before i do any proper coding on a cmdline utility, i thought we
> should work out the details of the cmdline interface. this is an initial
> draft of what i was thinking, comments requested :)
> dpkg-conffile - inspect status and conttents of conffiles
> dpkg-conffile is a program designed to inspect and report on
> the status of conffiles provided by packages that have been
> installed on the system. It can be used to inspect the status
> on individual files, packages, or system wide.
> dpkg-conffile [options] <action> <args>
> --admindir dir
> Change default administrative directory, which contains
> many files that give information about status of
> installed or uninstalled packages, etc. (Defaults to
> -r, --recursive
> Used in combination with some commands to activate
> recursive behavior for matching conffile_paths.
> -o, --orig conffile_path
> Output the package's original version of the conffile.
> -d, --diff conffile_path
> Show the delta between the package's original version of
> the conffile and the currently installed conffile. The
> return value is that of the underlying call to diff(1).
In the thread to your patch series for conffile tracking I saw
mentioned that you have:
- current conffile
- old orig conffile
- new orig conffile
- last successfully installed conffile
Shouldn't one be able to get diffs between basically any 2 of them as
far as they exist at the time?