aptitude: searching for a short package name that is a common substring
On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 10:39 AM, Arthur Marsh
> Hi, I was wanting to install midnight commander and realised that the search
> function in aptitude wasn't helping me much as the string "mc" appears in
> lots of package names. (I used apt-get to install mc).
> How does one get some text in the search box in aptitude to match the start
> of line or end of line of the package name, or alternatively, search by
The search in aptitude is a regular expression with some extensions,
use ^ to match beginning and $ to match end.