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Use /var/lib/dpkg/status directly


for a script I'm writing I need to get information for several packages.
Because "dpkg -s ..." is slow I thought about using grep/awk on
/var/lib/dpkg/status directly to get the information. I'm not sure if this
is a valid possibility or if direct access to /var/lib/dpkg/status should be

Can someone comment on this please?

Markus Braun

Any errors in spelling, tact or fact are transmission errors

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