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dpkg mini allot of dpkg in 2 page script (any linux)

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dpkg_mini is a very compact script that does some useful actions upon debian archive files.

dpkg_mini [install remove skel implode explode control list depends check configure] file(s).deb [dir]

works in any linux with ar(1) tar(1), dpkg is not required of course

is not a substitute for dpkg(8). ie, install and skel work outside of and independantly from the dpkg system. however for checking out .deb or testing or avoiding force it's a neat little tool !

see man dpkg_mini(1)

despite the "quick release" not saying so, yes it is public domain

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  • manpage is visible on download page
  • sh(1) script < 5 kilo bytes does all of the following:
  • install remove skel implode explode control list depends check configure
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  • file page also has unrelated utils: indent-by-brace rows cols emkfontdirs fix_fonts man-tty-bland toupper tolower check_balance


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