Re: debian-faq: Patch4 to change apt-get / apt-cache into apt
Holger Wansing wrote:
> --- pkgtools.sgml (Revision 11106)
> +++ pkgtools.sgml (Arbeitskopie)
> @@ -72,6 +72,17 @@
> <tt>/usr/share/doc/apt-doc/guide.html/index.html</tt> (you will have to install
> the <tt>apt-doc</tt> package).
> +<p>Please note that starting with Debian Jessie, the most popular
> +<prgn/apt-get/ and <prgn/apt-cache/ commands got an equivalent via
> +the new <prgn/apt/ binary. So some frequently used commands like
> +<prgn/apt-get update/, <prgn/apt-get upgrade/, <prgn/apt-get install/,
> +<prgn/apt-get remove/, <prgn/apt-cache search/, or <prgn/apt-cache show/
> +now can also be called simply via <prgn/apt/, say <prgn/apt update/,
> +<prgn/apt upgrade/, <prgn/apt install/, <prgn/apt remove/, <prgn/apt search/,
> +or <prgn/apt show/ respective. To reflect this, we have listed both
> +variants (the <prgn/apt-get/ and the <prgn/apt/ command) in the
> +examples below.
Where you've got the adjective "respective" there, the grammatical
version would have the adverb "respectively"; but the *natural* way
of saying this, here as almost always, would be to leave the word out
completely. You don't need to say that the two lists match up; after
all, why would anyone expect you to have scrambled them?
> <item>To remove the foo package and its configuration files from your
> system, run:
> <example>apt-get purge foo</example>
> + or <example>apt purge foo</example>
> + <item>To list all packages, for which newer package versions are
Surplus comma. English would only have one here if having newer
versions available was a defining characteristic of packages.
> + available, run:
> + <example>apt list --upgradable</example>
> @@ -44,12 +47,41 @@
> <example>http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free</example>
> <p>You can replace ftp.us.debian.org (the mirror in the United States) with the
> -name of a faster Debian mirror near you. See the mirror list at
> +name of a faster Debian mirror near by you. See the mirror list at
This isn't an improvement.
JBR with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package