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A simpler interface to the Debian APT command-line tools.

Project Description

A shorter, simpler, and slightly saner interactive interface to the Debian APT command-line tools.

apt may be thought of as a traffic cop that directs commands to the appropriate tool, automatically elevating itself with sudo if need-be. It consolidates all commands from apt-get and apt-cache, and the most common from aptitude, dpkg, dpkg-query, add-apt-repository, and apt-key. It has a much narrower focus than “kitchen-sink” tools such as wajig.

Hopefully this micro-project will make your life a tiny bit easier.


Installation

sudo pip install apt-wrapper

or for a possibly more up-to-date version:

sudo pip install https://bitbucket.org/mixmastamyk/apt/get/default.tar.gz

Usage

Examples:

apt                         # List available commands.
apt add universe            # Invokes sudo automatically,
Password:                   # when necessary.

apt add ppa:who/foo
apt update
apt search foo
apt policy foo
apt install foo bar
apt purge foo
apt instdeb foo.deb
apt instdeb http://foo...   # new

apt who-owns `which tr`
coreutils: /usr/bin/tr

Shortened commands

apt can also handle shortened commands. Add letters until it can be uniquely identified:

apt cl

results in:

sudo apt-get clean

Aliases

There are a few aliases for common commands as well:

apt in foo          # install foo
apt rm bar          # remove
apt se baz          # apt-cache search
apt ls boo          # list installed packages, optionally
                    # with pkg name or glob\* argument syntax.
apt dir             # dir (e.g. NT or ls -l) installed packages.

License

Licensed under the GPL, version 3+.


Release Notes

  • 1.12 - enh: Python 3 support, refactoring.
  • 1.11 - enh: rmrepo command to remove ppas.
  • 1.10 - enh: reorder messages, refactoring.
  • 1.09 - enh: addrepo can now enable standard repos, print commands by default.
  • 1.08 - enh: instdeb can now download and install from urls.
  • 1.07 - Fix auto elevate for instdeb.
  • 1.06 - Add ls and dir aliases and doc syntax.
  • 1.05 - Doc improvements.
  • 1.04 - Allow additional options to be passed thru w/o error.
  • 1.03 - Update readme with release notes and document new aliases.
  • 1.02 - Add who-owns alias for searchfiles.
  • 1.01 - Add in alias for install.
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