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NAME

       apt-config - APT Configuration Query program

SYNOPSIS

       apt-config [--empty] [--format '%f "%v";%n'] [-o=config_string]
                  [-c=config_file] {shell | dump | {-v | --version} |
                  {-h | --help}}

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
       for 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 shell assignment commands for each value present. In a
           shell script it should be used as follows:

               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.

       --empty
           Include options which have an empty value. This is the default, so
           use --no-empty to remove them from the output.

       --format '%f "%v";%n'
           Defines the output of each config option. %t will be replaced with
           its individual name, %f with its full hierarchical name and %v with
           its value. Use uppercase letters and special characters in the
           value will be encoded to ensure that it can e.g. be safely used in
           a quoted-string as defined by RFC822. Additionally %n will be
           replaced by a newline, and %N by a tab. A % can be printed by using
           %%.

       -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. If configuration settings need to be set before
           the default configuration files are parsed specify a file with the
           APT_CONFIG environment variable. 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