dd-list man page
dd-list — nicely list .deb packages and their maintainers
dd-list [-hiusV] [--help] [--stdin] [--sources Sources_file] [--dctrl] [--version] [--uploaders] [package ...]
dd-list produces nicely formatted lists of Debian (.deb) packages and their maintainers.
Input is a list of source or binary package names on the command line (or the standard input if --stdin is given). Output is a list of the following format, where package names are source packages by default:
J. Random Developer <firstname.lastname@example.org> j-random-package j-random-other Diana Hacker <email@example.com> fun-package more-fun-package
This is useful when you want, for example, to produce a list of packages that need to attention from their maintainers, e.g., to be rebuilt when a library version transition happens.
- -h, --help
Print brief help message.
- -i, --stdin
Read package names from the standard input, instead of taking them from the command line. Package names are whitespace delimited.
- -d, --dctrl
Read package list from standard input in the format of a Debian package control file. This includes the status file, or output of apt-cache. This is the fastest way to use dd-list, as it uses the maintainer information from the input instead of looking up the maintainer of each listed package.
If no Source: line is given, the Package: name is used for output, which might be a binary package name.
- -z, --uncompress
Try to uncompress the --dctrl input before parsing. Supported compression formats are gz, bzip2 or xz.
- -s, --sources Sources_file
Read package information from the specified Sources_files. This can be given multiple times. The files can be gz, bzip2 or xz compressed. If the filename does not end in .gz, .bz2 or .xz, then the -z option must be used.
If no Sources_files are specified, dd-list will ask apt-get for an appropriate set of sources (if apt is at version greater than 1.1.8), else any files matching /var/lib/apt/lists/*_source_Sources will be used.
- -u, --uploaders
Also list developers who are named as uploaders of packages, not only the maintainers; this is the default behaviour, use --nouploaders to prevent it. Uploaders are indicated with "(U)" appended to the package name.
- -nou, --nouploaders
Only list package Maintainers, do not list Uploaders.
- -b, --print-binary
Use binary package names in the output instead of source package names (has no effect with --dctrl if the Package: line contains source package names).
- -V, --version
Print the version.
Lars Wirzenius <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Joey Hess <email@example.com>