I take interest in seeing which packages are being upgraded when I run apt-get upgrade and it would be much easier on the eyes if it there were a way to simply list everything line by line instead of all clumped together.
Right after the message "The following packages will be upgraded:" it usually looks something like this:
apport apport-gtk bind9-dnsutils bind9-host bind9-libs distro-info-data djvulibre-bin dnsutils firefox firefox-locale-en google-chrome
Does anyone know of some switch I can add to get them to appear like this instead?
This is obviously not a major issue or anything urgent, it's just something over the years which has had me wondering if there was a better way to separate and quickly scan the list of packages.
I'm just curious if this is possible to make this section much easier to read. Every other line of what's processing I can quickly scan vertically only to get hung up trying to take the time to mentally separate each package by spaces.
apt upgradeshows the packages that will be upgraded (which is often only a subset of the former).
apt list --upgradablelists all the packages for which a newer version is a candidate.
apt upgradelists all the packages which will be upgraded in that
apt upgraderun, after dependency resolution.
apt list --upgradablelists 89 packages, but
apt upgradereduces that to 43 because 46 packages aren’t actually upgradable given dependency constraints.