Provided by: dpkg-www_2.57_all bug


       dpkg-www - program to remotely open a WWW Debian package browser


       dpkg-www [-s|--stdout] [-h|--host host] [query]


       dpkg-www  is  used to remotely control a WEB browser and open a dpkg URL on the local host
       from an interactive shell or script.

       If the command is invoked while running under X-window the script  will  try  to  find  an
       installed  X browser to open the specified URL.  If not running under X it will try to use
       a text browser instead.

       If Netscape is found and a Netscape instance is already running it will be asked  to  open
       the  dpkg URL on localhost with the optional query supplied on the command line.  If there
       is no browser running, it will start automatically a new one.

       The functionality provided by this program is identical to running a web browser with  the
       -remote  openURL(http://localhost/cgi-bin/dpkg)  argument  or  opening  the  same URL from
       within the browser.

       dpkg-www-installer is an helper application which can configured in the  WWW  browser  for
       web installation. It should never be invoked directly by the user.


       -s, --stdout
              Redirect  output  to  stdout.  Requires one of the text browsers (lynx, lynx-ssl or
              links) installed.

       -h, --host host
              Send the query to a remote host, where dpkg-www must be installed.

       query  Specifies an optional package name, an absolute pathname or a query argument  which
              is  passed  to the dpkg cgi-bin. See dpkg-www(8) for more information about the use
              of the CGI.



              Configuration files for dpkg-www. It is not necessary for  these  files  to  exist,
              there  are sensible defaults for everything, but you can specify your preferred www
              browser with the DPKG_WWW_BROWSER variable, for example: DPKG_WWW_BROWSER=mozilla


              This would open a dpkg URL on localhost listing all the installed packages.

       dpkg-www bash
              This would open a dpkg URL asking info on the bash package.

       dpkg-www -h pisolo bash
              This would open a dpkg URL asking info on the bash package on host pisolo.

       dpkg-www 'dpkg*'
              This would open a dpkg URL listing all packages matching dpkg*.

       dpkg-www /bin/bash
              This would open a dpkg URL asking info on the package(s) owning the file  /bin/bash

       dpkg-www depends=svgalib
              This would open a dpkg URL listing all packages depending on svgalib.

       dpkg-www --stdout depends=awk | grep ^ii
              This  would  list  on  stdout  all  packages depending on awk and grep all lines of
              installed packages.


       dpkg(8), dpkg-www(8)


       Massimo Dal Zotto <>.
       Bugs should be reported via the normal Debian bug reporting system.


       dpkg-www is licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2.

                                        September 1, 2004                             DPKG-WWW(1)