deb-old - Linux


deb-old is a command-line utility used to manage and query installed packages from a package archive, similar to apt-get and dpkg. It provides a user-friendly interface to perform package operations on Debian-based Linux distributions.


deb-old [options] command [arguments]


  • install: Install a package.
  • remove: Remove a package.
  • update: Update the package cache.
  • search: Search for packages.
  • info: Show package information.
  • clean: Clean up package cache and downloaded files.


  • -h, --help: Print help message.
  • -y, --yes: Assume yes for all prompts.
  • -f, --force: Force package installation or removal.
  • -v, --verbose: Enable verbose output.
  • -q, --quiet: Disable all output.


Install a package

deb-old install <package-name>

Remove a package

deb-old remove <package-name>

Update the package cache

deb-old update

Search for packages

deb-old search <keyword>

Show package information

deb-old info <package-name>

Common Issues

Permission denied

If you encounter permission denied errors, ensure you have root privileges by running the command with sudo.

Package not found

If a package cannot be found, check that the package repository is configured correctly. Use deb-old search to ensure the package is available.


deb-old can be integrated with other commands for advanced tasks, such as:

  • Install a package from a local file:
deb-old install ./<package-file>.deb
  • Install multiple packages at once:
deb-old install <package-name1> <package-name2> ...

Related Commands

  • apt-get: Another package management utility for Debian-based systems.
  • dpkg: A low-level package management tool.
  • yum: A package management utility for Red Hat-based systems.