APT-SHOW-SOURCE(1) User Contributed Perl Documentation APT-SHOW-SOURCE(1)

apt-show-source - Lists source-packages.

This program parses the APT lists for source packages and the dpkg status file and then lists every package with a
higher version number than the one installed.

It may prove very useful if the "deb" entries in your APT sources.list point to stable and the "deb-src" entries
point to unstable. With this program you are easily able to find out if there is a newer version of eg. Program
XXXX in unstable.

Optional command line parameters are the DPKG Status file to use, the path to APTās list files and a package name.
There are also options to display: all source-packages, verbose messages, version-only and command-line help.

-stf FILE, --status-file=FILE

Reads installed packages from FILE instead of /var/lib/dpkg/status.


DIRECTORY specifies the path to APTās list files, defaults to /var/lib/apt/lists/.

-p PACKAGE, --package=PACKAGE

Prints out the installed-package/source-package version Information for PACKAGE.


Prints version only if used together with --package.

-a, --all

Prints out all available source-packages with version.

-v, --verbose

Prints out verbose messages.

-h, --help
Prints out command-line help.

Dennis Schoen, [email protected]