On Mon, 3 Aug 2020, Felix Miata wrote: > Felmon Davis composed on 2020-08-03 21:59 (UTC+0200): > >> On Sun, 2 Aug 2020, Felix Miata wrote: > >>> I quit apt-get when I discovered apt quite some years ago. For installing, >>> removing and purging since that discovery, I routinely use only apt. Aptitude I >>> use mostly for searching. > >> simply would like to know what the advantage is for you in apt? > >> I use apt-get from habit but out of ignorance more than anything else >> I don't know of a reason to change. > > I didn't like the complicated apt* "system" of inexplicable contextual variations, > so spent little time attempting to use any Debians until I discovered what seemed > to be a more evolved replacement, apt, described thus in its man page: > > "apt provides a high-level commandline interface for the package management > system. It is intended as an end user interface and enables some options better > suited for interactive usage by default compared to more specialized APT tools > like apt-get(8) and apt-cache(8). > > "Much like apt itself, its manpage is intended as an end user interface and as > such only mentions the most used commands and options partly to not duplicate > information in multiple places and partly to avoid overwhelming readers with a > cornucopia of options and details." I think I understand. I think I'm a bit more in Deloptes's boat: there is a subset of commands I quite often use so the cornucopia of other options is something I don't notice. I get the impression from a quick comparison of the respective man pages that 'apt' actually lacks options that 'apt-get' offers. maybe I'm misreading. > In contrast to apt*, yum* and dnf*, openSUSE's zypper encompasses everything in > package management, so there's only one man page to search when you don't know > what you're looking for. "searching when I don't know what I'm looking for"; sounds like life. no man page for that, I guess. -- Felmon Davis Verbum sat sapienti.