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authorJason Woodward2003-09-07 02:10:22 +0000
committerJason Woodward2003-09-07 02:10:22 +0000
commit4d161cb3b985212d4b7dbee573a00fbd730ae093 (patch)
treebf65d4807ffffbcf13ddd73063c5ff914faceb50 /doc
parent8dfcb291810af03015b44d74f5132136e1e8b30b (diff)
updated manpage
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diff --git a/doc/slapt-get.8 b/doc/slapt-get.8
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@@ -72,58 +72,67 @@ jaospkg \- frontend to pkgtools
.B jaospkg
-installs single or multiple *.tgz binary packages designed
-for use with the Slackware Linux distribution onto your system.
+is an APT like system for Slackware package management. It
+allows one to search for packages, install them, and upgrade the
+installed packages all with a few simple commands. Additional
+features include listing all available packages, listing all
+installed packages, and removing installed packages.
+.B jaospkg
+tries to emulate Debian's apt-get as closely as possible.
.B --download-only
-Only download package on install/upgrade
+Download the package only. Do not install/upgrade.
.B --dist-upgrade
assumes MIRROR is set to newer release
+Assume the MIRROR location is set to a newer release, and
+check the package listing for newer version, instead of
+only checking the update list for updates.
.B --simulate
-show packages to be upgraded
+Will not install or download packages.
.B --no-prompt
-do not prompt during upgrade
+Do not prompt for package upgrade confirmation.
.B --re-install
-re-install the package even if installed
+Install the package even if it is already installed.
.B --ignore-excludes
-install excludes anyway
+Ignore exclude list and install excluded packages anyway.
.B --update
-retrieves package data from MIRROR
+Retrieves package data from MIRROR location.
.B --upgrade
-upgrade installed packages
+Upgrade installed packages if newer versions are available.
.B --install [package(s)]
-install specified pkg(s)
+Install specified package(s).
.B --remove [package(s)]
-remove specified pkg(s)
+Remove specified package(s).
.B --show [package]
-show package description
+Show package description.
.B --search [expression]
-search available packages
+Search available packages. Applies POSIX regular expression
+to the names and descriptions of packages.
.B --list
-list available packages
+List available packages.
.B --installed
-list installed packages
+List installed packages.
.B --clean
-purge cached packages
+Purge cached/downloaded packages from local storage.
.B --version
-print version and license info
+Print version and license info.
Jason Woodward <woodwardj@jaos.org>