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Utilizing debtags to Discover Similar Software

Jun 11, 2009, 21:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kristian Erik Hermansen)

"From the output, you can see that there appears to be a suitable alternative called mpg321. How nice! The '-d' option specifies the relevancy of the results. The default is 0, but the higher the value, the less relevant your results will be. Keep this in mind as you run your queries. The best solution I have found is to start at 0 and work your way up until your query returns some results. A value of 1 will not suffice for all package searches -- we could whip up a script, but then again, I'm too lazy. It's also possible to see the tags associated with an application.

"Let's take a look at what types of tags are assigned to mpg123 that helped debtags find related software."

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