APT, a Command-line Wrapper
A shorter, simpler, and slightly-saner 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.
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
apt # list available commands apt addrepo ppa:who/foo # invokes sudo... Password: apt update apt search foo apt policy foo apt install foo bar apt remove foo apt instdeb foo.deb
apt can also handle shortened commands. Add letters until it can be uniquely identified:
sudo apt-get clean
There are a few aliases for common commands as well:
apt in foo # install apt rm bar # remove apt se baz # apt-cache search apt who-owns # dpkg-query --searchfiles
Problem? -d can help by outputting debugging information such as the full command-line:
$ apt who-owns /bin/less -d Running: dpkg-query -S /bin/less less: /bin/less
Licensed under the GPL, version 3+.
- 1.04 - Allow additional options to be passed thru unharmed.
- 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.