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'\" t
.\"     Title: ben
.\"    Author: [see the "AUTHOR" section]
.\" Generator: DocBook XSL Stylesheets v1.79.1 <http://docbook.sf.net/>
.\"      Date: 03/02/2016
.\"    Manual: \ \&
.\"    Source: \ \&
.\"  Language: English
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.TH "BEN" "1" "03/02/2016" "\ \&" "\ \&"
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.SH "NAME"
ben \- transition tracker manager
.SH "SYNOPSIS"
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\fBben\fR \fIFRONTEND\fR [\fIOPTIONS\fR]
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\fBben\fR [\-h|\-help|\-\-help]
.SH "DESCRIPTION"
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The ben(1) command is a set of utilities written in OCaml\&. It provides a full featured transition tracker to follow the evolution of a set of packages in the Debian\(cqs archive\&. All frontends share a common list of options described below\&.
.SH "OPTIONS"
.PP
\fB\-\-dry\-run\fR
.RS 4
Dry run
.RE
.PP
\fB\-\-quiet|\-q\fR
.RS 4
Quiet mode
.RE
.PP
\fB\-\-verbose\fR
.RS 4
Verbose mode
.RE
.PP
\fB\-\-mirror uri\fR
.RS 4
Package mirror to use
.RE
.PP
\fB\-\-mirror\-binaries uri\fR
.RS 4
Package mirror to use for binaries
.RE
.PP
\fB\-\-mirror\-sources uri\fR
.RS 4
Package mirror to use for sources
.RE
.PP
\fB\-\-areas a,\&...\fR
.RS 4
Areas to consider (comma separated)
.RE
.PP
\fB\-\-archs a,\&...\fR
.RS 4
Architectures to consider (comma separated)
.RE
.PP
\fB\-\-suite a\fR
.RS 4
Suite
.RE
.PP
\fB\-\-cache\-dir d\fR
.RS 4
Path to cache dir
.RE
.PP
\fB\-\-cache\-file|\-C f\fR
.RS 4
Specify the name of the cache file
.RE
.PP
\fB\-\-use\-cache\fR
.RS 4
Use cache whenever possible
.RE
.PP
\fB\-\-config|\-c c\fR
.RS 4
Config file
.RE
.PP
\fB\-\-more\-binary\-keys l\fR
.RS 4
Comma separated list of further relevant binary keys
.RE
.PP
\fB\-\-more\-source\-keys l\fR
.RS 4
Comma separated list of further relevant source keys
.RE
.PP
\fB\-\-preferred\-compression\-format f\fR
.RS 4
Preferred compression format (Default: Gzip)
.RE
.SH "FRONTENDS"
.PP
\fBdownload\fR
.RS 4
has no command\-line options, except the shared ones\&. It downloads all Sources\&.gz files and all Packages\&.gz files for selected architectures and areas\&.
.RE
.PP
\fBquery\fR
.RS 4
This utility is pretty much like grep\-dctrl(1)\&. Given a list of Packages or Sources files, it performs a query and outputs the result\&.
.RE
.PP
\fBmonitor\fR
.RS 4
The frontend monitor builds a monitor page for a transition that is described by few criteria (the list of affected packages, a description of good package and the description of a broken package)\&.
.RE
.PP
\fBtracker\fR
.RS 4
This frontend uses the monitor to generate a summary page about all known transitions\&. An example of such summary can be found at
https://release\&.debian\&.org/transitions/\&.
.RE
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For more information about ben\(cqs frontends, please refer to the reference manual\&.
.SH "AUTHOR"
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Ben was originally written by St├ęphane Glondu\&.
.SH "RESOURCES"
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Main web site: https://ben\&.debian\&.net/