apt-cache madison

I’m used to aptitude. On a daily basis.
I use it to udate/upgrade my system, and to look for infos on packages, mainly to help out people on ubuntuforums.

Searching the web for something else, I’ve found apt-cache madison. Woaw! One more tool I’m going to be using a lot…

From man apt-cache:

madison /[ pkg(s) ]
apt-cache’s madison command attempts to mimic the output
format and a subset of the functionality of the Debian archive
management tool, madison. It displays available versions of a
package in a tabular format. Unlike the original madison, it can
only display information for the architecture for which APT has
retrieved package lists (APT::Architecture).

Example:

~$ apt-cache madison gimp
gimp | 2.2.13-1ubuntu4.2 | http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/main Packages
gimp | 2.2.13-1ubuntu4 | http://archive.ubuntu.com feisty/main Packages
gimp | 2.2.13-1ubuntu4 | http://archive.ubuntu.com feisty/main Sources
gimp | 2.2.13-1ubuntu4.2 | http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/main Sources
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