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.
> On 11/2/06, Pollywog <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
> >have used RedHat derivatives, dpkg is similar in function to rpm.
> >See the Debian Reference
> >also other documentation at
Ken Irving, email@example.com