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=head1 NAME

debget - Fetch one or more F<.deb> files for a package in APT's database


B<debget> I<package>[=I<version>] [I<package>>[=I<version>] ...]


B<debget> fetches F<.deb> files for one or more packages from an
Debian mirror.  It uses L<apt-get(8)>'s I<download> subcommand to
download the package so it will download the same version from the
same server as L<apt-get(8)>'s I<install> subcommand would do. The
F<.deb> file will be saved into your current working directory.

If a "=I<version>" with a package version number is appended to a
package name, that package version (if available) will be downloaded.

=head1 AUTHOR

Matt Zimmerman <>,
Axel Beckert <>

This manpage was written by Frank Lichtenheld <>.


Copyright (C) 2001 Matt Zimmerman <>.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option)
any later version.

On Debian systems, a copy of the GNU General Public License version 2
can be found in F</usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2>.

=head1 SEE ALSO