John O Sullivan
johno at cruithne.org
Sat Feb 17 18:30:34 GMT 2001
apt-cache search foo searches the names, short descriptions and long
descriptions of the packages. This can return an awful lot of hits if
foo is a common word and zip is fairly common.
apt-cache search --names-only foo only checks the package names which
gives a more concise set of packages to look at.
On Sat, 17 Feb 2001 06:49:55 Tiarnan O Corrain wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 17, 2001 at 03:42:14AM +0000, John O Sullivan wrote:
> _sometimes_ its better to use apt-cache search --names-only
> Does that search beyond /var/cache/apt/archives...?
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you win. -- Gandhi
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