Re: apt-get 'search'?
apt-cache search "blah"
for the list on your machine - dpkg -l | grep "blah"
Kevin B. McCarty wrote:
Tony Uceda Velez wrote:
Anyone know what is comparable to Gentoo's 'emerge search' in apt-get? Man
pages didn't reflect something similar? Want to search for list of packages
that start with a certain string.
grep-available -r -F Package '^prefix'
The -r tells it to accept regular expressions, and "-F Package" to look
in the Package field. '^prefix' is of course the prefix you want to
search for, preceded by a caret. grep-available is in the grep-dctrl
There is also "apt-cache search", which is generally easier to use,
although it's harder (maybe impossible?) to fine-tune exactly how it