Re: I would like to give my congradulation
On 28/03/2008, Walt L. Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Where can I find more information on "apt-get"? More that the small
PDF that I have already downloaded. Will it do a search for applications
using key words? I installed KDE by completely de-installing Gnome and
then installing KDE and what ever bits of Gnome it needed for the
applications I chose.
Also I believe there is a way to get Debian to update itself online?
Any pointer where to find documentation on this?
apt-get is part of a suite of apt tools. There is an apt howto guide on the debian website here.
For me the two most used commands are `apt-cache search $querystring` and `apt-get install $packagename`.
If you're after something a little more user friendly but still CLI try `aptitude`. It is a frontend for apt, is installed by default and seems to have better documentation than apt. Running `aptitude` will open a screen-like session allowing you to browse and install packages. '?' for help, 'q' to quit. Many other commands are vi-like: '/' to search 'n/N' for repeat search forwards/backwards 'j/k' for up/down. With commandline args apitude can provide similar functionality to apt-get though there are some discrepencies
Moving into X frontends there is Synaptic and KPackage which are intuitively point and click.
 try `apt-get moo` vs `aptitude moo` :)