Provided by: apt-show-source_0.10+nmu5ubuntu1_all
apt-show-source - Lists source-packages.
This program parses the APT lists for source packages and the dpkg status file and then lists every package with a higher version number than the one installed. It may prove very useful if the "deb" entries in your APT sources.list point to stable and the "deb-src" entries point to unstable. With this program you are easily able to find out if there is a newer version of eg. Program XXXX in unstable.
COMMAND LINE PARAMETERS
Optional command line parameters are the DPKG Status file to use, the path to APT's list files and a package name. There are also options to display: all source-packages, verbose messages, version-only and command-line help.
-stf FILE, --status-file=FILE Reads installed packages from FILE instead of /var/lib/dpkg/status. -ld DIRECTORY, --list-dir=DIRECTORY DIRECTORY specifies the path to APT's list files, defaults to /var/lib/apt/lists/. -p PACKAGE, --package=PACKAGE Prints out the installed-package/source-package version Information for PACKAGE. --version-only Prints version only if used together with --package. -a, --all Prints out all available source-packages with version. -v, --verbose Prints out verbose messages. -h, --help Prints out command-line help.
Dennis Schoen, email@example.com