apt-config [-hv] [-o=config string] [-c=file] {[shell] | [dump]}

       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 by
       scripted applications.

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

           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 a series of shell assignments commands for each present
           value. In a shell script it should be used like:

               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

           Just show the contents of the configuration space.

       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.

       -h, --help
           Show a short usage summary.

       -v, --version
           Show the program version.

       -c, --config-file
           Configuration File; Specify a configuration file to use. The
           program will read the default configuration file and then this
           configuration file. If configuration settings need to be set before
           the default configuration files are parsed specify a file with the
           APT_CONFIG environment variable. See apt.conf(5) for syntax

       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.

       Jason Gunthorpe

       APT team

        1. APT bug page

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