Re: kernel naming conventions?
On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 09:57, Kent West <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> 3. How can I tell my aptitude-search command to list wider columns to
>>> see the entire name.
>> IIRC, pipe it to cat; when stdout isn't a terminal it ignores the COLUMNS
>> environment variable.
> Just leaving the grep portion out solved my problem, although I suspect I
> could feed some parameters to grep to widen the column.
You could also use aptitude in interactive mode (use / to search). Not only
should you see the whole package name, but in detail view you can clearly
see the nature of "linux-image-2.6" vs "linux-image-2.6.18-6-686"
Personally, I always use the ncurses interface over the pure CLI.