dpkg-awk - Utility to read a dpkg style db file
] [(-d|--debug) ##
] [ (-rs|--rec_sep) ??
'<fieldname>:<regex>' ... -- <out_fieldname> ..
Parses a dpkg status file (or other similarly formatted file)
and outputs the resulting records. It can use regex on the field values to
limit the returned records, it can also be told which fields to output, and it
can sort the matched fields.
- -f filename
- --file filename
- The file to parse. The default is
- -d [#]
- --debug [#]
- Each time this is specified, it increased the debug
- -s field(s)
- --sort field(s)
- A space or comma separated list of fields to sort on.
- -n field(s)
- --numeric field(s)
- A space or comma separated list of fields that should be
interpreted as numeric in value.
- -rs ??
- --rec_sep ??
- Output this string at the end of each output
- Display some help.
- The fields from the file, that are matched with the regex
given. The fieldnames are case insensitive.
- The fields from the file, that are output for each record.
If the first field listed begins with ^, then the list of fields
that follows will NOT be output.
Be warned that the author has only a shallow understanding of the dpkg packaging
system, so there are probably tons of bugs in this program.
This program comes with no warranties. If running this program causes fire and
brimstone to rain down upon the earth, you will be on your own.
This program accesses the dpkg database directly in places, querying for data
that cannot be gotten via dpkg.
Adam Heath <email@example.com>