Linux Command Library


a user interface for installing tasks

tasksel install <task>

tasksel remove <task>

tasksel [options]

tasksel shows all available tasks and allows to user to select ones to install

-t, --test
test mode; don't actually install or remove packages
automatically select some tasks without even displaying them to the user; default other tasks to on; used during new Debian installs.
list on stdout the tasks that would be displayed in the tasksel interface
--task-packages task
lists on stdout the packages that are available and part of the given task

Note that this option may be given more than once.

--task-desc task
outputs the extended description of the given task
--debconf-apt-from waypoint
Start the debconf-apt-progress bar here.
--debconf-apt-to waypoint
End the debconf-apt-progress bar here.
--debconf-apt-progress options
Pass the specified options to the debconf-apt-progress command that tasksel runs. These will be appended to any --from and --to options constructed by tasksel itself based on --debconf-apt-from and --debconf-apt-to options.

dpkg(8), apt-get(8)

/usr/share/tasksel/*.desc and /usr/local/share/tasksel/*.desc are used to define tasks.

tasksel was written by Randolph Chung <> and Joey Hess <>

This document first appeared with tasksel-1.0

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