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       synaptic - graphical management of software packages


       synaptic [options]


       Synaptic  is a frontend for the apt package managent system.  It allows you to perform all
       actions of the command line  tool  apt-get  in  a  graphical  environment.  This  includes
       installing, upgrading, downgrading  and removing of single packages or even upgrading your
       whole system.

       A manual with detailed instructions can be found in the help menu of Synaptic.


       Synaptic accepts all of the standard Gtk+ toolkit command line  options  as  well  as  the

       -f, --filter-file=filename
              specify an alternative filter settings file

       -i, --initial-filter=int
              apply the filter with number int at startup

       -o, --option=option
              set an internal option (experts only)


       Synaptic was originally developed by Alfredo K. Kojima <>. His last
       official release was 0.16. Michael Vogt <> took over his CVS  version,  that
       already  included a nearly complete port to Gtk+. Michael completed the port and added new
       features. See the NEWS file for the user visible changes from that point on. Conectiva  is
       still  involved  in the development of synaptic. Gustavo Niemeyer <>
       is doing a great deal of work.

       All development is done at

       This manual page was originally written by Wybo Dekker <> and Michael Vogt
       <> and modified by Sebastian Heinlein <>.


       Copyright  (C)  2001-2004 Conectiva S/A

       Copyright  (C)  2002-2004 Michael Vogt

       There  is  NO  warranty.   You may redistribute this software under the terms of  the  GNU
       General  Public License.  For more information about these matters, see  the  files  named

                                           Mar 4, 2004                                SYNAPTIC(8)