Does apt-get --option set the defined option permanently or is this a one-time action?

I know I should try for myself but I have 1 (one) computer here and I really don't want to fumble with the Package Management until I have a machine to experiment with (and a perfect backup strategy).


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It only applies for that command, of course. Anything else would be extremely unusual, and in violation of all sorts of user conventions.


Is a one time off option/parameter for the current command executed. Through it is not explicitly said in the manual pages, from UX perspective it would be the odd man out if it didn't.

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