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APT-SORTPKGS(1)                                                APT-SORTPKGS(1)



NAME
       apt-sortpkgs - Utility to sort package index files

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

DESCRIPTION
       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
       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 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. 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-sortpkgs 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
           Author.

       APT team
           Author.

NOTES
        1. APT bug page
           http://bugs.debian.org/src:apt



Linux                          29 February 2004                APT-SORTPKGS(1)