Usage: aptitude [-S fname] [-u|-i]
aptitude [options] ...
Actions (if none is specified, aptitude will enter interactive mode):
install - Install/upgrade packages.
remove - Remove packages.
purge - Remove packages and their configuration files.
hold - Place packages on hold.
unhold - Cancel a hold command for a package.
markauto - Mark packages as having been automatically installed.
unmarkauto - Mark packages as having been manually installed.
forbid-version - Forbid aptitude from upgrading to a specific package version.
update - Download lists of new/upgradable packages.
safe-upgrade - Perform a safe upgrade.
full-upgrade - Perform an upgrade, possibly installing and removing packages.
build-dep - Install the build-dependencies of packages.
forget-new - Forget what packages are "new".
search - Search for a package by name and/or expression.
show - Display detailed information about a package.
versions - Displays the versions of specified packages.
clean - Erase downloaded package files.
autoclean - Erase old downloaded package files.
changelog - View a package's changelog.
download - Download the .deb file for a package.
reinstall - Download and (possibly) reinstall a currently installed package.
why - Show the manually installed packages that require a package, or
why one or more packages would require the given package.
why-not - Show the manually installed packages that lead to a conflict
with the given package, or why one or more packages would
lead to a conflict with the given package if installed.
-h This help text.
--no-gui Do not use the GTK GUI even if available.
-s Simulate actions, but do not actually perform them.
-d Only download packages, do not install or remove anything.
-P Always prompt for confirmation of actions.
-y Assume that the answer to simple yes/no questions is 'yes'.
-F format Specify a format for displaying search results; see the manual.
-O order Specify how search results should be sorted; see the manual.
-w width Specify the display width for formatting search results.
-f Aggressively try to fix broken packages.
-V Show which versions of packages are to be installed.
-D Show the dependencies of automatically changed packages.
-Z Show the change in installed size of each package.
-v Display extra information. (may be supplied multiple times).
-t [release] Set the release from which packages should be installed.
-q In command-line mode, suppress the incremental progress
-o key=val Directly set the configuration option named 'key'.
--with(out)-recommends Specify whether or not to treat recommends as
-S fname Read the aptitude extended status info from fname.
-u Download new package lists on startup.
(terminal interface only)
-i Perform an install run on startup.
(terminal interface only)
This aptitude does not have Super Cow Powers.