[ubuntu-studio-users] apt vs apt-get

Janne Jokitalo astraljava at kapsi.fi
Tue Aug 30 12:48:33 UTC 2016

On Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 02:32:52PM +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:36:49 +0300, Janne Jokitalo wrote:
> >Yes, that's moving to more sophisticated usage. And quite frankly, if
> >we're talking about technologically inexperienced people, wouldn't
> >they use a GUI (Software Center?) anyway?
> Not in regards to the wiki, help pages or when solving issues by the
> mailing list. Command line allows to copy and paste and it allows
> assuming that the defaults were not that likely edited as by a GUI
> front-end. And if the Ubuntu defaults should be very important, or if
> changing defaults should be very important, it could be done
> temporarily by command line options, too.

Yes, you're absolutely correct in that sense. Giving examples is much easier
with CLI commands.

> >One really good plus for apt's scoreboard is the progress bar at the
> >bottom of the terminal screen. I'm sure there are others, but that's
> >the thing that jumps at your eyes.
> It's just not an apt-get default, but also available for apt-get, run
> it with
>   -o Dpkg::Progress-Fancy="1"

This is good info, and frankly, it was just me being lazy not to look these up
in the first place. :) Thanks, Ralf!

Best regards,


astraljava @ freenode

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