[Dctrl-tools-devel] Bug#573332: Missing "grep -f FILE" equivalent

Goswin von Brederlow goswin-v-b at web.de
Wed Mar 10 16:46:59 UTC 2010

Package: dctrl-tools
Version: 2.14
Severity: wishlist
File: /usr/bin/grep-dctrl


yet again I find myself confronted by the problem of filtering a
Packages file by a a list from a file. With grep one can use

   grep -f FILE

to avoid building a HUGE command line for such cases. That also avoids
the problem of the command line overflowing. Grep-dctrl should have a
similar option with the extension to specify what field to match the
patterns in the file against, e.g.

  grep-dctrl -f Maintainer MAINTAINER-FILE


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (499, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=de_DE (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages dctrl-tools depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.10.2-6   Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib

dctrl-tools recommends no packages.

Versions of packages dctrl-tools suggests:
ii  apt           Advanced front-end for dpkg
pn  debtags                <none>            (no description available)

-- no debconf information

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