daptup - wrapper script on ’apt-get update’
daptup [ --pre | --post | --last ] [ -h | --help ] [ --nocolor ]
--pre Do only ’pre’ stage: collect info that will be used as ’old’.
Usually need to be specified only in apt hooks.
--post If appropriate option is enabled in config file, do only ’post’
stage: collect ’new’ info and output changes. Otherwise do
nothing. Usually need to be specified only in apt hooks.
--last Output changes only. This option is supposed to be specified
when you want to see changes made in the last update. Note that
list of outdated packages, if daptup is configured to output it,
will be rebuilt.
prints the help
Disables color output, useful for scripts or when output is not
terminal. Now works only with --last option, however, you can
disable color globally in configuration file.
daptup is a script that runs "apt-get update" inside and outputs list
of packages recently entered to repo, list of packages which got new
updates, list of changes in ’watched’ packages and, optionally, list of
Starting with 0.8.0 version, daptup uses apt hooks and you don’t need
to explicitly call it if you use ’apt-get update’.
If daptup was interrupted while building the lists, the cached lists
can stay in inconsistent state, which is inappropriate if you want to
use --last option before the new update. There is nothing to do if
interrupt was occured at the moment when old lists were building
(besides running the new update). However, if interrupt was occured
when the new lists were building, you can easily redo this stage by
calling ’daptup --post’.
self-documented configuration file
cached file with info about outdated packages
apt-get(8), aptitude(8), apt-show-versions(1p)
daptup was written by Eugene V. Lyubimkin.
This manual page was written by Eugene V. Lyubimkin
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, for the Debian project (but may be used by
Oct 15, 2008