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Ara is a command-line utility for querying the Debian package database. It has a query syntax allowing you to search for boolean combinations of regular expressions. It includes a simple syntax and line-editing. A graphical interface, xara, is also provided.

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Recent releases

  •  01 Apr 2005 07:34

    Release Notes: Some Debian packaging issues have been fixed. Files have been recompiled for Ocaml 3.08.3.

    •  22 Dec 2004 06:22

      Release Notes: Build problems were fixed, a workaround was implemented for GTK2 crashes with Qt themes, minor syntax and speed improvements were made, and typos in the man page were fixed.

      •  09 Dec 2004 03:55

        Release Notes: This release uses thread-safe PCRE for regular expression matching. Unicode support has begun. There are major speed improvements. There is now an HTTP daemon version, in addition to the CLI and GTK 2 interfaces.

        •  08 Dec 2004 14:44

          Release Notes: Another bug in set computation lead to incorrect results, and the -noborders option was ignored. These flaws have been corrected.

          •  04 Dec 2004 16:51

            Release Notes: Bugs in set operations leading to incorrect results have been fixed. The -noborders option is no longer ignored.


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