produces nicely formatted lists of Debian (.deb) packages and their
Input is a list of source or binary package names on the command line
(or the standard input if
Output is a list of the following format, where package names are source
packages by default:
This is useful when you want, for example, to produce a list of packages
that need to attention from their maintainers, e.g., to be rebuilt when
a library version transition happens.
Print brief help message.
Read package names from the standard input, instead of taking them
from the command line. Package names are whitespace delimited.
Read package information from standard input in the format of a Debian
package control file. This includes the status file, or output of
apt-cache. This is the fastest way to use dd-list, as it uses the
maintainer information from the input instead of looking up the maintainer
of each listed package.
If no Source: line is given, the Package: name is used for
output, which might be a binary package name.
Also list developers who are named as uploaders of packages, not only
the maintainers; this is the default behaviour, use --nouploaders to
prevent it. Uploaders are indicated with "(U)" appended to the package name.
Only list package Maintainers, do not list Uploaders.
Use binary package names in the output instead of source package names
(has no effect with --dctrl if the Package: line contains
source package names).