dpkg-ruby - Utility to read a dpkg style db file, dpkg-awk clone
[(-f|--file) filename] [(-d|--debug)
##] [(-s|--sort) list]
[(-n|--numeric) list] [(-rs|--rec_sep)
?? ] '<fieldname>:<regex>' ... --
Parses a dpkg status file(or other similarly formated file) and
outputs the resulting records. It can use regex on the field values to limit
the returned records, and it can also be told which fields to output. As
another option, 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 outputted for each
record. If the first field listed is begins with ^, then the list
that follows are fields NOT to be outputted.
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 our own.
This program accesses the dpkg database directly in places, querying for data
that cannot be gotten via dpkg.
Fumitoshi UKAI <email@example.com>. This manual page are based on (or
almost copy from :) dpkg-awk(1) manual written by Adam Heath