If we have , we might as well have and . Maybe we can make these symlinks to ?

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I made the synonym; I'll wait to merge them in case somebody raises an issue here


That's been discussed briefly on Server Fault.

I tend to err towards ultra-specific tags. Given the low volume, I'm ok with making a synonym of (as well as apt-cache and apt-cdrom if they pop up). On the other hand, I favor keeping separate, as well as other tools that are built around apt (apt-file, synaptic, etc) if they pop up.


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