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Re: What does apt and dpkg mean?

On Thu, Nov 02, 2006 at 10:08:35AM +0800, gniuxiao wrote:
> Yes, I know their usage, I just want to know what their "full names" are :-)
> e.g. "Editor MACroS" is the full name for "emacs".

Found by googling for "wikipedia apt", first link,


  Advanced Packaging Tool, or APT, is a package management system used
  by Debian GNU/Linux and its derivatives. APT simplifies the process
  of managing software on Unix...

It's trivial to look this stuff up, in this day & age. The other question
left as an exercise for the reader.


> Thanks.
> On 11/2/06, Pollywog <linux-debian@shadypond.com> wrote:
> >On Thursday 02 November 2006 01:41, gniuxiao wrote:
> >> I know that rm means remove, ls means list, but what does apt and dpkg
> >> mean? Thanks.
> >
> >apt and dpkg are commands used to install or remove Debian packages.  If 
> >you
> >have used RedHat derivatives, dpkg is similar in function to rpm.
> >
> >See the Debian Reference
> >
> >http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-reference/
> >
> >also other documentation at
> >
> >http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/

Ken Irving, fnkci@uaf.edu

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