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       dpkg-ruby - Utility to read a dpkg style db file, dpkg-awk clone


       dpkg-ruby  [(-f|--file)  filename] [(-d|--debug) ##] [(-s|--sort) list]
       [(-n|--numeric) list] [(-rs|--rec_sep) ??] '<fieldname>:<regex>' ... --
       <out_fieldname> ..


       dpkg-ruby  Parses  a dpkg status file(or other similarly formated file)
       and outputs the resulting records.  It  can  use  regex  on  the  field
       values  to  limit  the  returned records, and it can also be told which
       fields to output.  As another option, it can sort the matched fields.


       -f filename
       --file filename
              The file to parse.  The default is /var/lib/dpkg/status.

       -d [#]
       --debug [#]
              Each time this is specified, it increased the debug level.

       -s field(s)
       --sort field(s)
              A space or comma separated list of fields to sort on.

       -n field(s)
       --numeric field(s)
              A space or  comma  separated  list  of  fields  that  should  be
              interpreted as numeric in value.

       -rs ??
       --rec_sep ??
              Output this string at the end of each output paragraph.

       --help Display some help.

              The fields from the file, that are matched with the regex given.
              The fieldnames are case insensitive.

              The fields from the file, that are outputted  for  each  record.
              If  the  first field listed is begins with ^, then the list that
              follows are fields NOT to be outputted.


       Be warned that the author has only a shallow understanding of the  dpkg
       packaging system, so there are probably tons of bugs in this program.

       This  program comes with no warranties.  If running this program causes
       fire and brimstone to rain down upon the earth, you will be on our own.

       This  program  accesses  the dpkg database directly in places, querying
       for data that cannot be gotten via dpkg.


       Fumitoshi UKAI <>.  This manual page are based on  (or
       almost   copy   from  :)  dpkg-awk(1)  manual  written  by  Adam  Heath