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Bug#515000: apt: Single-package-per-line output

On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 11:00:43AM -0500, Tim Gokcen wrote:
> I prefer to use the command-line interface to upgrade my packages, using
> "apt-get dist-upgrade". I find that the lists of packages to be
> installed/removed/upgraded hard to read given that they are formatted with
> multiple names per line.
> screen, I find this list almost impossible to read. I would like it if apt had
> a configuration or command-line option, like the 'ls -1' command, to show such
> lists on a one-item-per-line basis.

You could use the -V option. With this option, the versions of the packages are
shown and each package on one line.

Julian Andres Klode  - Free Software Developer
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