apt-config


SYNOPSIS
       apt-config [--empty] [--format '%f "%v";%n'] [-o=config_string]
                  [-c=config_file] {shell | dump | {-v | --version} |
                  {-h | --help}}

DESCRIPTION
       apt-config is an internal program used by various portions of the APT
       suite to provide consistent configurability. It accesses the main
       configuration file /etc/apt/apt.conf in a manner that is easy to use
       for scripted applications.

       Unless the -h, or --help option is given, one of the commands below
       must be present.

       shell
           shell is used to access the configuration information from a shell
           script. It is given pairs of arguments, the first being a shell
           variable and the second the configuration value to query. As output
           it lists shell assignment commands for each value present. In a
           shell script it should be used as follows:

               OPTS="-f"
               RES=`apt-config shell OPTS MyApp::options`
               eval $RES
           This will set the shell environment variable $OPTS to the value of
           MyApp::options with a default of -f.

           The configuration item may be postfixed with a /[fdbi]. f returns
           file names, d returns directories, b returns true or false and i
           returns an integer. Each of the returns is normalized and verified
           internally.

       dump
           Just show the contents of the configuration space.

OPTIONS
       All command line options may be set using the configuration file, the
       descriptions indicate the configuration option to set. For boolean
       options you can override the config file by using something like
       -f-,--no-f, -f=no or several other variations.

       --empty
           Include options which have an empty value. This is the default, so
           use --no-empty to remove them from the output.

       --format '%f "%v";%n'
           Defines the output of each config option. %t will be replaced with
           its individual name, %f with its full hierarchical name and %v with
           its value. Use uppercase letters and special characters in the
           value will be encoded to ensure that it can e.g. be safely used in
           a quoted-string as defined by RFC822. Additionally %n will be
           replaced by a newline, and %N by a tab. A % can be printed by using
           %%.
           APT_CONFIG environment variable. See apt.conf(5) for syntax
           information.

       -o, --option
           Set a Configuration Option; This will set an arbitrary
           configuration option. The syntax is -o Foo::Bar=bar.  -o and
           --option can be used multiple times to set different options.

SEE ALSO
       apt.conf(5)

DIAGNOSTICS
       apt-config returns zero on normal operation, decimal 100 on error.

BUGS
       APT bug page[1]. If you wish to report a bug in APT, please see
       /usr/share/doc/debian/bug-reporting.txt or the reportbug(1) command.

AUTHORS
       Jason Gunthorpe

       APT team

NOTES
        1. APT bug page
           http://bugs.debian.org/src:apt



APT 1.0.1ubuntu2                 09 June 2012                    APT-CONFIG(8)
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