orphaner - frontend for deborphan
orphaner [--help|--purge] [deborphan options]
orphaner is a neat frontend for deborphan displaying a list of orphaned
packages with dialog or whiptail. Packages may be selected for removal
with apt-get which is then called to do the work. After removal a new
list of orphaned packages is gathered from deborphan. The program ends
when either ‘Cancel’ is pressed or no package is marked for removal.
After you removed a package, all new orphaned packages are shown at the
top of the list separated by +++++ from the old list.
Orphaner also shows two additional buttons: ‘Simulate’ and ‘Help’.
‘Simulate’ does like its name suggest only a simulation of removing and
shows the result that would appear after real removing. So you can see
the packages, which will become orphaned and you can select them and
remove all packages with one apt-get call.
‘Help’ shows you the status of the package given by dpkg -s. Caution:
your selection will be lost.
--help Print a short help and exit.
Do not call apt-get, but show apt-get command line instead.
Call apt-get remove with the --purge option.
orphaner accepts most, but not all, options that deborphan accepts.
These options are passed to deborphan unchanged, and described in
deborphan’s manpage. Options which are not accepted include switches
to manage the keep file, and switches to change the output format.
Note that switches which take an argument need to passed as one
argument to orphaner. For instance to only show packages of priority
optional and less important, you need to use --priority=optional (i.e.
with the = sign, not with a space).
deborphan(1), orphaner(8), apt-get(8)