Alpha, beta, ....

NoOp glgxg at
Sun May 4 03:10:37 UTC 2008

On 05/03/2008 02:17 PM, sktsee wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-05-04 at 02:18 +0800, Sandy Harris wrote: 

> Cut-n-paste the following line in a terminal: (watch for line wrap)
> aptitude search "~V\~~alpha|~V\~~beta|~V\~~pre|~V\~~rc|~Vsvn|~Vcvs|~Vgit|~Vsnap|~Vrel" -F %0p%V#
> That will list every package that is either an alpha, beta, pre-release,
> release candidate, release version, or svn, cvs, or git snapshot
> available in every repository you have enabled. What's not listed are
> any 0.x releases and any package version that contains "build" or "dfsg"
> since I think those are specific to Debian packaging building rather
> than the actual software version. I could be wrong on that though.
> To narrow the results down to what you have installed, just put a "~i"
> in front of the string like so: "~i~V\~~alp..."

Cool! Thanks for that.

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