APT-CONFIG

Section: apt-config (8)
Updated: 14 Jun 2006
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NAME

apt-config - APT Configuration Query program

 

SYNOPSIS

apt-config [options] [-o config=string] [-c=file] command

 

DESCRIPTION

apt-config is an internal program used by various portions of the APT suite to provide consistent configurability. It accesses the main configuration file /etc/apt/apt.conf(5) in a manner that is easy to use by scripted applications.

 

COMMANDS

Unless the -h, or --help option is given, one of the commands below must be present.
shell
Used to access the configuration information from a shell script. It is given pairs of arguments, the first being a shell variable and the second the configuration value to query. As output it lists a series of shell assignments commands for each present value. In a shell script it should be used like:
OPTS="-f"
RES=`apt-config shell OPTS MyApp::Options`
eval $RES
This will set the shell environment variable $OPTS to the value of MyApp::Options with a default of -f. .IP The configuration item may be postfixed with a /[fdbi]. f returns file names, d returns directories, b returns true or false and i returns an integer. Each of the returns is normalized and verified internally.

dump
Shows the contents of the configuration space.

 

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.

-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.

 

SEE ALSO

apt.conf(5)

 

DIAGNOSTICS

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

 

BUGS

Reporting bugs in APT-RPM is best done in the APT-RPM mailinglist at http://apt-rpm.org/mailinglist.shtml.

 

AUTHOR

Maintainer and contributor information can be found in the credits page http://apt-rpm.org/about.shtml of APT-RPM.


 

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