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Re: dpkg - the letter prefixes.. what do they mean

On Fri, 2002-03-01 at 08:40, Harry Putnam wrote:
> dpkg -l '*desk*' shows a series of hits, all are preceded by 
> `un'
> dpkg -l 'gnome*' shows a number of things some are proceeded by 
> ii and some by un.
> Where does on look to find out what these letters mean.  I went thru
> man dpkg several times looking for some referrence.  A grep with `ii'
> gets no hits.  dpkg --help doesn't appear to make any mention.

dpkg -l | head

The first 3 lines of the dpkg output list what the letters mean.

maniac@widow:/etc/courier/smtpaccess$ dpkg -l | head
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err:
||/ Name           Version        Description
ii  a2ps           4.13b-15       GNU a2ps 'Anything to PostScript'
ii  acct           6.3.5-30       The GNU Accounting utilities.
ii  adduser        3.45           Add and remove users and groups

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