Tip: using find + xargs with alien

Tip: using find + xargs with alien

If you want to convert a RPM package to DEB package, you can use alien package from apt-get or aptitude managers.

However, if you tons of RPM packages to convert, you’ll must convert file-per-file because alien doesn’t support regular expressions to specify the source of them, so, you can combine find + xargs command to reduce your work:

References:

http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/precise/man1/xargs.1.html

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/find

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  • ou algo tipo:

    for f in $(ls *.rpm); do alien $f –to-deb; done;

    • carlosspohr

      “Approve”