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Wajig is a simplifed and more unified command-line interface for package management. It adds a more intuitive quality to the user interface. Wajig commands are entered as the first argument to wajig. For example: "wajig install gnome". Written in Python, Wajig uses traditional Debian administration and user tools including apt-get, dpkg, apt-cache, wget, and others. It is intended to unify and simplify common administrative tasks. See also the wajig manpage.

Note: Wajig simplifies the process of adding non-Debian software to a Debian system. Debian has gone to quite a bit of trouble to ensure that all Debian supplied packages work together. Before going to outside sources it is prudent to check if the software desired is available from the collections of additional Debian supported software. Users should take care when installing non-Debian software; security updates and system integration with Debian's security updates and release upgrades become the user's responsibility. Things may well break, especially on upgrade. Although some help may be available the Debian community does not support non-Debian software.

Wajig also provides a graphical user interface, known as gjig.

Common Wajig Commands

# wajig help 

# wajig list-commands

Wajig Command

Command Description

daily-upgrade

Perform an update then a dist-upgrade

install

Install a package

installrs

Install package and recommended and suggested packages

auto-download

Do an update followed by a download of all updated packages

available

List versions of packages available for installation

bug

Check reported bugs in package using the Debian Bug Tracker

detail

Provide a detailed description of package

file-find

Search for a file within installed packages

find-pkg

Search for an unofficial Debian package at apt-get.org

hold

Place listed packages on hold so they are not upgraded

last-update

Identify when an update was last performed

list-hold

List those packages on hold

new

List packages that became available since last update

news

Obtain the latest news about the package

orphans

List libraries not required by any installed package

package

Generate a .deb file for an installed package

purge-depend

Purge package & those it depend on & not required by others

readme

Display the package's README file from /usr/share/doc

restart

Stop then start a daemon, e.g., gdm, apache

rpminstall

Install a RedHat .rpm package

search-apt

Find Debian archives suitable for sources.list

showinstall

Trace the steps that an install would perform

status

Show the version and available version of packages

toupgrade

List packages with newer versions available for upgrading

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