Re: just show which packages have updates available?
On 2005-10-24 10:34:19, Matthew Lenz wrote:
> is there a set of command parameters to aptitude or the apt-* utils to
> just output which packages have updates available? i'd like something
> like "aptitude -V -n dist-upgrade" .. where -n is default 'no' to all
> questions. But -n doesn't exist from what I can see. :)
You could use -P to force a prompt and use
# echo n | aptitude -P -s <command>
to simulate <command> and say no, e.g.
# echo n | aptitude -P -s upgrade
Felix C. Stegerman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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