Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1315042
[rfe]: Add yaourt style line numbers next to dnf search results
Last modified: 2016-03-14 08:42:54 EDT
Description of problem:
In Arch, you can install a CLI based program, which is basically a front end for Pacman. When you search using this tool, it generates the list of search results just like Fedora does when using 'dnf search *' but to the left of that, there is a column of numbers next to the search results. After this, to install the software you want, you put the number to the left of the name rather than the name itself. And to install multiple pieces of software you can either use common separated values [3,6,39] and to install a range you do [2-5]. This is a pretty nifty way of installing software, and I think the dnf package manager can benefit from this being at least an option, if not the default.
Thank you very much for presenting idea. It will be interesting possibilities if dnf will be interactive program, but we don't think it would be future in dnf. It also could be a problem, because name of the package could be a number. At that point it could create a confusion to dnf. Thank you for your time.