ipkg commands and options

ipkg version 0.99.154
usage: ipkg [options...] sub-command [arguments...]
where sub-command is one of:

Package Manipulation:
	update  		Update list of available packages
	upgrade			Upgrade all installed packages to latest version
	install <pkg>		Download and install <pkg> (and dependencies)
	install <file.ipk>	Install package <file.ipk>
	configure [<pkg>]	Configure unpacked packages
	remove <pkg|regexp>	Remove package <pkg|packages following regexp>
	flag <flag> <pkg> ...	Flag package(s) <pkg>
	 <flag>=hold|noprune|user|ok|installed|unpacked (one per invocation)	

Informational Commands:
	list    		List available packages and descriptions
	list_installed		List all and only the installed packages and description 
	files <pkg>		List all files belonging to <pkg>
	search <file|regexp>		Search for a package providing <file>
	info [pkg|regexp]		Display all info for <pkg>
	status [pkg|regexp]		Display all status for <pkg>
	download <pkg>		Download <pkg> to current directory.
	compare_versions <v1> <op> <v2>
	                          compare versions using <= < > >= = << >>
	print_architecture      prints the architecture.
	print_installation_architecture
	whatdepends [-A] [pkgname|pat]+
	whatdependsrec [-A] [pkgname|pat]+
	whatprovides [-A] [pkgname|pat]+
	whatconflicts [-A] [pkgname|pat]+
	whatreplaces [-A] [pkgname|pat]+
	                        prints the installation architecture.

Options:
	-A                      Query all packages with whatdepends, whatprovides, whatreplaces, whatconflicts
	-V <level>               Set verbosity level to <level>. If no value is
	--verbosity <level>      provided increase verbosity by one. Verbosity levels:
	                         0 errors only
	                         1 normal messages (default)
	                         2 informative messages
	                         3 debug output
	-f <conf_file>		Use <conf_file> as the ipkg configuration file
	-conf <conf_file>	Default configuration file location
				is /etc/ipkg.conf
	-d <dest_name>		Use <dest_name> as the the root directory for
	-dest <dest_name>	package installation, removal, upgrading.
				<dest_name> should be a defined dest name from
				the configuration file, (but can also be a
				directory name in a pinch).
	-o <offline_root>	Use <offline_root> as the root directory for
	-offline <offline_root>	offline installation of packages.
	-verbose_wget		more wget messages
	Force Options (use when ipkg is too smart for its own good):
	-force-depends		Make dependency checks warnings instead of errors
					Install/remove package in spite of failed dependences
	-force-defaults		Use default options for questions asked by ipkg.
				(no prompts). Note that this will not prevent
				package installation scripts from prompting.
	-force-reinstall 	Allow ipkg to reinstall a package.
	-force-overwrite 	Allow ipkg to overwrite files from another package during an install.
	-force-downgrade 	Allow ipkg to downgrade packages.
	-force_space            Install even if there does not seem to be enough space.
	-noaction               No action -- test only
	-nodeps                 Do not follow dependences
	-force-removal-of-dependent-packages
	-recursive	 	Allow ipkg to remove package and all that depend on it.
	-test                   No action -- test only
	-t	 	        Specify tmp-dir.
	--tmp-dir 	        Specify tmp-dir.

	regexp could be something like 'pkgname*' '*file*' or similar
	eg: ipkg info 'libstd*'  or ipkg search '*libop*' or ipkg remove 'libncur*'
   
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