For those who use Ubuntu or Debian and still use
apt-cache search, you might want to start thinking about using
aptitude instead. Two reasons include:
- It handles dependencies better.
aptis pretty good with dependencies, but from my research it seems clear that
aptitudeis far superior
- You you can just just one command.
aptitudeis used to install, remove, and search for packages. This is great; the fact that I had to switch to
apt-cache searchto find things using
apthas always annoyed me greatly.
Anyway, just wanted to pass it on in case anyone in the Debian/Ubuntu world is interested. ::