orphaner - frontend for deborphan
] [deborphan options
is a neat frontend for deborphan
displaying a list of
orphaned packages with dialog or whiptail. Packages may be selected for
removal with apt-get
which is then called to do the work. After removal
a new list of orphaned packages is gathered from deborphan. The program ends
when either `Cancel' is pressed or no package is marked for removal.
After you removed a package, all new orphaned packages are shown at the top of
the list separated by +++++ from the old list.
Orphaner also shows two additional buttons: `Simulate' and `Help'. `Simulate'
does like its name suggest only a simulation of removing and shows the result
that would appear after real removing. So you can see the packages, which will
become orphaned and you can select them and remove all packages with one
`Help' shows you the status of the package given by dpkg -s
your selection will be lost.
- Print a short help and exit.
- Do not call apt-get, but show apt-get command line
- Call apt-get remove with the --purge option.
accepts most, but not all, options that deborphan
accepts. These options are passed to deborphan
unchanged, and described
's manpage. Options which are not accepted include switches
to manage the keep file, and switches to change the output format. Note that
switches which take an argument need to passed as one argument to
. For instance to only show packages of priority
and less important, you need to use --priority=optional
(i.e. with the =
sign, not with a space).