[Aptitude-devel] Bug#498442: say if %T refers to add-user-tag tags or make such an %escape

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 21:06:14 UTC 2015

Control: tags -1 + pending - wontfix

2015-11-20 01:09 To 積丹尼 Dan Jacobson:
>Now another note for maintainers...  Bug #665824 also requested
>something like this, I'm not going to merge because it contains
>unrelated stuff and it does not add clarity, but the tl;dr version is:
>>- get a command to search packages and see their tags :
>>$ aptitude search em
>>i      emacs           test,foo
>>i      emfoo           bar
>>i      barem           other-tag
>Which would be already possible if there was a %escape listing all
>tags for a package, the same that this bug is about.

I decided to re-use the %T ("tagged") also for user-tags, so if a
package is tagged and has user tags, it will show (with -F '%p %T#'):

  pkg-awesome                * tag-1, tag-2, tag-3

Except that "tagged" (an a-la-mutt feature, I guess) was never
implemented, so the "*" will never be there.

Perhaps "tagged" should be removed altogether, but in the meantime I
feel that it's more important to use a field for something which is
actually implemented (and which doesn't have any other way to show
user-tags of the packages) rather than reserving one of these scarce
escapes for an unimplemented feature.

So implemented now, and marked as +pending.

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo at gmail.com>

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