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APT-SORTPKGS(1)

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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       apt-sortpkgs - Utility to sort package index files

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       apt-sortpkgs [ -hvs ]  [ -o=config string ]  [ -c=file ]  file...

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       apt-sortpkgs  will  take  an index file (Source index or Package index)
       and sort the records so that they are ordered by the package name.   It
       will  also  sort  the  internal	fields of each record according to the
       internal sorting rules.

       All output is sent to stdout, the input must be a seekable file.

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       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.

       -s

       --source
	      Use   Source   index   field   ordering.	  Configuration  Item:
	      APT::SortPkgs::Source.

       -h

       --help Show a short usage summary.

       -v

       --version
	      Show the program verison.

       -c

       --config-file
	      Configuration File; Specify a configuration file	to  use.   The
	      program  will  read the default configuration file and then this
	      configuration file. See apt.conf(5) for syntax information.

       -o

       --option
	      Set a Configuration Option; This will set an arbitary configuration
 option. The syntax is -o Foo::Bar=bar.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

      
      
       apt.conf(5)

DIAGNOSTICS    [Toc]    [Back]

       apt-sortpkgs returns zero on normal operation, decimal 100 on error.

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

       See  the APT bug page <URL:http://bugs.debian.org/apt>.	If you wish to
       report a bug in APT, please see /usr/share/doc/debian/bug-reporting.txt
       or the bug(1) command.

AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]

       APT was written by the APT team <apt@packages.debian.org>.



				 12 March 2001		       APT-SORTPKGS(1)
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