Most Used Commands
eswald at brainshell.org
Fri Jun 28 01:01:51 MDT 2013
On Jun 28, S. Dale Morrey wrote:
> Ok dumb question, but is there a difference between aptitude and apt-get?
> They seem to work equally well. Why would you choose one over the other,
> except when performing a copy/pasta?
apt-get feels marginally faster because it doesn't do extra dependency
tree building when it doesn't need to. aptitude has convenient show and
why commands, and auto-completes more easily. For scripts, I prefer
apt-get, after encountering machines without aptitude.
aptitude also has a search command, where apt-get uses the separate
apt-cache command for searches. There are times to use each; apt-cache
is more thorough, but if you know part of the package name, then
aptitude is more concise.
Then there's aptitude's gui mode, but I find Synaptic far superior.
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