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.TH "APT\-CLONE" "1" "13 June 2011" "APT\-CLONE" "APT"
.SH "NAME"
apt-clone \- Helper script to clone a existing setup
.SH "SYNOPSIS"
.B apt-clone
.RB [ \-h ]
.RB [ \-\-debug ]
.R {info | restore | clone | restore\-new\-distro}
.SH "DESCRIPTION"
.B apt-clone
is a tool to clone/restore packages information of a Debian system. It can be
used to clone/restore the packages on a apt based system. It will save/restore
the packages, sources.list, keyring and automatic-installed states. It can
also save/restore no longer downloadable packages using dpkg\-repack.
.PP
Unless the \-h, or \-\-help option is given, one of the commands below must be
present:
.PP
info
.RS 4
shows information about a apt-clone archive.
.RE
.PP
restore
.RS 4
restore a clone\-file from
.RI < source >
to
.RI < destination >
(usually /).
.RE
.PP
clone
.RS 4
clone is used to create a clone\-file from
.RI < source >
(usually /) to
.RI < destination >.
.RE
.PP
restore\-new\-distro
.RS 4
restore a clone file from
.RI < source >
to
.RI < destination >
and try upgrading along the way. This can be used so that the current
release is cloned, a new install is done and then the old clone is installed.
.RE
.SH "OPTIONS"
.PP
.TP
\fB\-h\fR, \fB\-\-help\fR
show this help message and exit
.TP
\fB\-\-debug\fR
enable debug output
.SH "SEE ALSO"
\fBdpkg\-repack\fR(1)
.SH "AUTHORS"
apt-clone was written by \fBMichael Vogt <michael.vogt@ubuntu.com>\fR.
.PP
This manual page was written by \fBAlessio Treglia <alessio@debian.org>\fR,
for the Debian project (and may be used by others).