1. NAME

aptitude-run-state-bundle - unpack an aptitude state bundle and invoke aptitude on it

2. SYNOPSIS

aptitude-run-state-bundle [<options>...] <input-file> [<program> [<arguments>...]]

3. DESCRIPTION

aptitude-run-state-bundle unpacks the given aptitude state bundle created by aptitude-create-state-bundle(1) to a temporary directory, invokes <program> on it with the supplied <arguments>, and removes the temporary directory afterwards. If <program> is not supplied, it defaults to aptitude(8).

4. OPTIONS

The following options may occur on the command-line before the input file. Options following the input file are presumed to be arguments to aptitude.

--append-args
    Place the options that give the location of the state bundle at the end of the command line when invoking <program>, rather than at the beginning (the default is to place options at the beginning).

--help
    Display a brief usage summary.

--prepend-args
    Place the options that give the location of the state bundle at the beginning of the command line when invoking <program>, overriding any previous --append-args (the default is to place options at the beginning).

--no-clean
    Do not remove the unpacked state directory after running aptitude. You might want to use this if, for instance, you are debugging a problem that appears when aptitude\*(Aqs state file is modified. When aptitude finishes running, the name of the state directory will be printed so that you can access it in the future.

This option is enabled automatically by --statedir.

--really-clean
    Delete the state directory after running aptitude, even if --no-clean or --statedir was supplied.

--statedir
    Instead of treating the input file as a state bundle, treat it as an unpacked state bundle. For instance, you can use this to access the state directory that was created by a prior run with --no-clean.

--unpack
    Unpack the input file to a temporary directory, but don\*(Aqt actually run aptitude.

5. SEE ALSO

6. AUTHOR

Daniel Burrows < >
    Author.

7. COPYRIGHT


Copyright 2007 Daniel Burrows.

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