[arch-general] package manager overlay script

Denis Kobozev d.v.kobozev at gmail.com
Fri Apr 16 09:50:39 EDT 2010

On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 8:17 AM, Andre "Osku" Schmidt
<andre.osku.schmidt at osku.de> wrote:
> Hello,
> im getting tired to be forced to remember many different options for
> various package managers on different distros. so i did a little script
> that allows me to do like "asd install foo" on any distro i got that
> script installed, and it will install the package using the systems
> package manager.
> so, before i hack this script to a better state, i was wondering does
> this kind of script/project already exist ?

Personally, I would rather remember own commands for each package
manager, or, more likely, use a cheetsheet. I'm generally wary of
putting abstraction layers where they can be avoided or relying on
non-standard tools for tasks like system administration.

That's why I don't use stuff like alias lls="ls -la" in my shell rc
file - I would have to put this on every machine I touch lest I feel
very awkward.

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