Wed Jan 21 23:15:58 GMT 2009
There is an update-motd job that checks for updates available, so the
number of updates available will be listed at the end of your
Linux t61p 2.6.28-8-generic #26-Ubuntu SMP Wed Feb 25 04:27:53 UTC
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the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
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125 packages can be updated.
0 updates are security updates.
And, as Jan mentioned, if you're running screen, you will have the
number of updates available as white text on a red background, as seen
An exclamation point is appended if any updates are security updates.
Obviously, this does not solve the desktop case. But on
command-line-only servers, this is exceptionally useful!
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