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NAME

       apt-config - APT Configuration Query program

SYNOPSIS

       apt-config [-hv] [-o=config string] [-c=file] {[shell] | [dump]}

DESCRIPTION

       apt-config is an internal program used by various portions of the APT
       suite to provide consistent configurability. It accesses the main
       configuration file /etc/apt/apt.conf in a manner that is easy to use by
       scripted applications.

       Unless the -h, or --help option is given one of the commands below must
       be present.

       shell
           shell is used to access the configuration information from a shell
           script. It is given pairs of arguments, the first being a shell
           variable and the second the configuration value to query. As output
           it lists a series of shell assignments commands for each present
           value. In a shell script it should be used like:

               OPTS="-f"
               RES=‘apt-config shell OPTS MyApp::options‘
               eval $RES
           This will set the shell environment variable $OPTS to the value of
           MyApp::options with a default of -f.

           The configuration item may be postfixed with a /[fdbi]. f returns
           file names, d returns directories, b returns true or false and i
           returns an integer. Each of the returns is normalized and verified
           internally.

       dump
           Just show the contents of the configuration space.

OPTIONS

       All command line options may be set using the configuration file, the
       descriptions indicate the configuration option to set. For boolean
       options you can override the config file by using something like
       -f-,--no-f, -f=no or several other variations.

       -h, --help
           Show a short usage summary.

       -v, --version
           Show the program version.

       -c, --config-file
           Configuration File; Specify a configuration file to use. The
           program will read the default configuration file and then this
           configuration file. See apt.conf(5) for syntax information.

       -o, --option
           Set a Configuration Option; This will set an arbitrary
           configuration option. The syntax is -o Foo::Bar=bar.  -o and
           --option can be used multiple times to set different options.

SEE ALSO

       apt.conf(5)

DIAGNOSTICS

       apt-config returns zero on normal operation, decimal 100 on error.

BUGS

       APT bug page[1]. If you wish to report a bug in APT, please see
       /usr/share/doc/debian/bug-reporting.txt or the reportbug(1) command.

AUTHORS

       Jason Gunthorpe

       APT team

NOTES

        1. APT bug page
           http://bugs.debian.org/src:apt