linux – Aptitude. Search patterns


apt-get purge avahi*

Will print all packages that start with avahi (* – any characters after)

aptitude purge avahi*

This will also print for aptitude : Could not find packages containing "avahi *" in their name or description.

So the templates don't work for aptitude , or is there another way? Or can you customize it somehow?


analogue of this command:

$ sudo apt-get purge 'avahi*'

we can consider something like this:

$ sudo aptitude purge '?installed?name(^avahi)'

or, more shortly:

$ sudo aptitude purge '~i~n^avahi'

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