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Re: logging apt-get/dpkg activity

Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> writes:

> Probably both. Has anyone been interested enough to implement it
> themselves and send a patch?

     I suspect the easy availability of script(1) discouraged people
from expending any effort on it.  I finally got tired of editing out
all the bogus newlines (^M) from script's output, so I wrote the
following wrapper for apt-get, which I have installed as

#! /bin/bash
# A script to wrap `apt-get -dist-upgrade' to keep a log of upgrades

echo -e "\n\n `date`\n">>upgrade_log
apt-get -qu dist-upgrade 2>&1 |tee -a upgrade_log
exit 0

     This contains several bashisms, so it shouldn't be run with
#!/bin/sh.  You still have to stand by to answer apt's and debconf's


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