Provided by: deborphan_1.7.28.5_amd64 bug

NAME

       orphaner - frontend for deborphan

SYNOPSIS

       orphaner [--help|--purge] [deborphan options]

DESCRIPTION

       orphaner  is  a  neat  frontend  for deborphan displaying a list of orphaned packages with
       dialog or whiptail. Packages may be selected for removal with apt-get which is then called
       to  do the work. After removal a new list of orphaned packages is gathered from deborphan.
       The program ends when either `Cancel' is pressed or no package is marked for removal.

       After you removed a package, all new orphaned packages are shown at the top  of  the  list
       separated by +++++ from the old list.

       Orphaner  also  shows two additional buttons: `Simulate' and `Help'.  `Simulate' does like
       its name suggest only a simulation of removing and shows  the  result  that  would  appear
       after  real  removing. So you can see the packages, which will become orphaned and you can
       select them and remove all packages with one apt-get call.

       `Help' shows you the status of the package given by dpkg -s.  Caution: your selection will
       be lost.

OPTIONS

       --help Print a short help and exit.

       --skip-apt
              Do not call apt-get, but show apt-get command line instead.

       --purge
              Call apt-get remove with the --purge option.

       orphaner  accepts  most,  but  not all, options that deborphan accepts.  These options are
       passed to deborphan unchanged, and described in deborphan's manpage.   Options  which  are
       not  accepted  include switches to manage the keep file, and switches to change the output
       format.  Note that switches which take an argument need  to  passed  as  one  argument  to
       orphaner.  For instance to only show packages of priority optional and less important, you
       need to use --priority=optional (i.e. with the = sign, not with a space).

SEE ALSO

       deborphan(1), orphaner(8), apt-get(8)