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apt-show-source - Lists source-packages.

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NAME

apt-show-source - Lists source-packages.

DESCRIPTION

This program parses the APT lists for source packages and the dpkg status file and then lists every package with a higher version number than the one installed.
It may prove very useful if the "deb" entries in your APT sources.list point to stable and the "deb-src" entries point to unstable. With this program you are easily able to find out if there is a newer version of eg. Program XXXX in unstable.

COMMAND LINE PARAMETERS

Optional command line parameters are the DPKG Status file to use, the path to APT's list files and a package name. There are also options to display: all source-packages, verbose messages, version-only and command-line help.

OPTIONS

-stf FILE, --status-file=FILE

Reads installed packages from FILE instead of /var/lib/dpkg/status.

-ld DIRECTORY, --list-dir=DIRECTORY

DIRECTORY specifies the path to APT's list files, defaults to /var/lib/apt/lists/.

-p PACKAGE, --package=PACKAGE

Prints out the installed-package/source-package version Information for PACKAGE.

--version-only

Prints version only if used together with --package.

-a, --all

Prints out all available source-packages with version.

-v, --verbose

Prints out verbose messages.

-h, --help

Prints out command-line help.

AUTHOR

Dennis Schoen, dennis@debian.org

SEE ALSO

apt(1), dpkg(1)
2016-10-24 perl v5.24.1