apt-show-source - Lists source-packages.
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
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.
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.
Reads installed packages from FILE
instead of /var/lib/dpkg/status.
specifies the path to APT's list files, defaults to
Prints out the installed-package/source-package version Information for
Prints version only if used together with --package
Prints out all available source-packages with version.
Prints out verbose messages.
Prints out command-line help.
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