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NAME

       apt-cache - APT  --

SYNOPSIS

       apt-cache [-hvsn] [-o=config string] [-c=file] {[add file...] |
                 [gencaches] | [showpkg pkg...] | [showsrc pkg...] | [stats] |
                 [dump] | [dumpavail] | [unmet] | [search regex] |
                 [show pkg...] | [depends pkg...] | [rdepends pkg...] |
                 [pkgnames prefix] | [dotty pkg...] | [xvcg pkg...] |
                 [policy pkgs...] | [madison pkgs...]}

       apt-cache  APT apt-cache

       -h --help

       add file(s)
           add

       gencaches
           gencaches apt-get check sources.list(5) /var/lib/dpkg/status

       showpkg pkg(s)
           showpkg () apt-cache showpkg libreadline2

               Package: libreadline2
               Versions: 2.1-12(/var/state/apt/lists/foo_Packages),
               Reverse Depends:
                 libreadlineg2,libreadline2
                 libreadline2-altdev,libreadline2
               Dependencies:
               2.1-12 - libc5 (2 5.4.0-0) ncurses3.0 (0 (null))
               Provides:
               2.1-12 -
               Reverse Provides:

           libreadline2  version 2.1-12 libc5  ncurses3.0 libreadline2
           libreadlineg2  libreadline2-altdev  libreadline2 libreadline2
           libc5, ncurses3.0, ldso libreadlineg2  libreadline2-altdev apt

       stats
           stats

           o

           o

           o    () Debian GNU/Linux  "mail-transport-agent"
               "mail-transport-agent" "mail-transport-agent"

           o   Debian GNU/Linux "X11-text-viewer" "X11-text-viewer" xless

           o   Debian GNU/Linux debconf debconf-tiny

           o   ()

           o    ( "stable"  "unstable" )

           o

       showsrc pkg(s)
           showsrc

       dump
           dump

       dumpavail
           dumpavail dpkg(1) dselect(1)

       unmet
           unmet

       show pkg(s)
           show dpkg --print-avail

       search regex [ regex ... ]
           search  POSIX  (regex(7) )  () --full show --names-only

            and

       depends pkg(s)
           depends

       rdepends pkg(s)
           rdepends

       pkgnames [ prefix ]
           APT --generate

           APT

       dotty pkg(s)
           dotty GraphViz[1]  dotty APT::Cache::GivenOnly

           ) dotty

       xvcg pkg(s)
           dotty VCG tool[2]  xvcg

       policy [ pkg(s) ]
           policy

       madison /[ pkg(s) ]
           apt-cache madison Debian madison madison APT  (APT::Architecture)

        -f-,--no-f, -f=no

       -p, --pkg-cache
            - Dir::Cache::pkgcache

       -s, --src-cache
            gencaches  - Dir::Cache::srcpkgcache

       -q, --quiet
            -  2  q -q=#  - quiet

       -i, --important
            - unmet  depends  - APT::Cache::Important

       --no-pre-depends, --no-depends, --no-recommends, --no-suggests,
       --no-conflicts, --no-breaks, --no-replaces, --no-enhances
           Per default the depends and rdepends print all dependencies. This
           can be twicked with these flags which will omit the specified
           dependency type. Configuration Item: APT::Cache::ShowDependencyType
           e.g.  APT::Cache::ShowRecommends.

       -f, --full
           search  - APT::Cache::ShowFull

       -a, --all-versions
            --no-all-versions --no-all-versions  () show  -
           APT::Cache::AllVersions

       -g, --generate
            --no-generate  - APT::Cache::Generate

       --names-only, -n
            - APT::Cache::NamesOnly

       --all-names
           pkgnames  - APT::Cache::AllNames

       --recurse
           depends rdepends  - APT::Cache::RecurseDepends

       --installed

           depends rdepends  - APT::Cache::Installed

       -h, --help

       -v, --version

       -c, --config-file
            APT_CONFIG apt.conf(5)

       -o, --option
            -o Foo::Bar=bar  -o --option

       /etc/apt/sources.list
             - Dir::Etc::SourceList

       /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
             - Dir::Etc::SourceParts

       /var/lib/apt/lists/
           sources.list(5)   - Dir::State::Lists

       /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/
             - Dir::State::Lists ()

       apt.conf(5), sources.list(5), apt-get(8)

       apt-cache  0  100

       APT [3]  APT /usr/share/doc/debian/bug-reporting.txt reportbug(1)

        nabetaro@debian.or.jp (2003-2006,2009-2010), Debian JP Documentation
       ML debian-doc@debian.or.jp

AUTHORS

       Jason Gunthorpe

       APT

NOTES

        1. GraphViz
           http://www.research.att.com/sw/tools/graphviz/

        2. VCG tool
           http://rw4.cs.uni-sb.de/users/sander/html/gsvcg1.html

        3. APT
           http://bugs.debian.org/src:apt