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Aptitude Show Aptitude

From the terminal (emphasis mine):

aaron@kratos:~ 1268 % aptitude show aptitude
Package: aptitude
State: installed
Automatically installed: yes
Priority: important
Section: admin
Maintainer: Ubuntu Core Developers
Uncompressed Size: 9449k
Depends: libapt-pkg-libc6.6-6-4.5, libc6 (>= 2.6-1), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.2.1),
libncursesw5 (>= 5.6), libsigc++-2.0-0c2a (>= 2.0.2), libstdc++6 (>=
Recommends: aptitude-doc-en | aptitude-doc, libparse-debianchangelog-perl
Suggests: tasksel, debtags
Description: terminal-based apt frontend
aptitude is a terminal-based apt frontend with a number of useful features,
including: a mutt-like syntax for matching packages in a flexible manner,
dselect-like persistence of user actions, the ability to retrieve and display
the Debian changelog of most packages, and a command-line mode similar to that
of apt-get.

aptitude is also Y2K-compliant, non-fattening, naturally cleansing, and

That's good. I certainly wouldn't want it "leaking" all over my computer. 🙂

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