Number of updates

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morgulbrut
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Number of updates

Post by morgulbrut » Wed Mar 03, 2010 23:08

Hi community

I've searched the forum but did'nt found the answer yet. Is there any possibility to get just the number of updates through the terminal? Because i don't like the entropy applet, since im not a fan of popups. I would like to show the number of updates in my conky and do it manually.

i tried to do it through equo, but till now i never saw the number of available updates.

neo2drummer
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Re: Number of updates

Post by neo2drummer » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:16

Hi! try with:

equo upgrade --pretend

you can see the number and names of packages updated without install it.

morgulbrut
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Re: Number of updates

Post by morgulbrut » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:23

Thanks, I'll try..

but at the moment my system's up to date ;)

DHalens
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Re: Number of updates

Post by DHalens » Thu Mar 04, 2010 14:21

With the help of c0nv1ct at irc, managed to get the right command.

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LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 equo upgrade --pretend --quiet |grep updated: |sed 's/.*: //'
You can change updated with installed/updated/downgraded to get the real number of packages involved.
The language thing is needed to force equo use english so the command will work no matter what language is set the system.
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morgulbrut
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Re: Number of updates

Post by morgulbrut » Thu Mar 04, 2010 16:16

Thanks a lot

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