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ben - transition tracker manager
ben FRONTEND [OPTIONS] ben [-h|-help|--help]
The ben(1) command is a set of utilities written in OCaml. It provides a full featured transition tracker to follow the evolution of a set of packages in the Debian’s archive. All frontends share a common list of options described below.
--dry-run Dry run --quiet|-q Quiet mode --verbose Verbose mode --mirror uri Package mirror to use --mirror-binaries uri Package mirror to use for binaries --mirror-sources uri Package mirror to use for sources --areas a,... Areas to consider (comma separated) --archs a,... Architectures to consider (comma separated) --suite a Suite --cache-dir d Path to cache dir --cache-file|-C f Specify the name of the cache file *--use-cache Use cache whenever possible --config|-c c Config file
download has no command-line options, except the shared ones. It downloads all Sources.bz2 files and all Packages.bz2 files for selected architectures and areas. query This utility is pretty much like grep-dctrl(1). Given a list of Packages or Sources files, it performs a query and outputs the result. monitor The frontend monitor builds a monitor page for a transition that is described by few criteria (the list of affected packages, a description of good package and the description of a broken package). tracker This frontend uses the monitor to generate a summary page about all known transitions. An example of such summary can be found at http://release.debian.org/transitions/. For more information about ben’s frontends, please refer to the reference manual.
Ben was originally written by Stéphane Glondu.
Main web site: http://ben.debian.net/ 12/24/2013 BEN(1)