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Old 02-01-2009, 05:37 PM
Jochen Schulz
Default update-alternatives: how do i get a listing of the names of all link groups?

Paul E Condon:
> There are several command options to update alternative that require
> that the user supply a name or a specific link group. 'link group' is
> a term of art for which there is much discussion in the man page, but
> I don't see instructions for merely listing all the legitimate current
> values of the names -- sort of a pick list from which I can choose a
> string that will result in a symantically correct invocation of
> update-alternatives.
> How do I list the names of existing link groups?

I think 'ls -1 /etc/alternatives | grep -v '.gz$' will do the job.

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