Anyone is free to think what they want, or have whatever opinion,..
but facts are facts:https://debian-handbook.info/browse/stable/sect.apt-get.html
Note however that apt-get and aptitude have a very similar command line syntax. When there are major differences between apt, apt-get and aptitude, these differences will be detailed.
One needs to read the "handbook" page completely, but it is clear , just in the introduction, there are differences, and some are major, but they will be pointed
out, and detailed ------
Here is one:
People might want to know why an automatically installed package is present on the system. To get this information from the command line, you can use aptitude why package (apt and apt-get have no similar feature):
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$ aptitude why python-debian
i aptitude Recommends apt-xapian-index
i A apt-xapian-index Depends python-debian (>= 0.1.15)
It is important to learn about each tool, they are different, and uderstanding the differences will help the person to be able to select the best tool for that particular situation.
That does not mean any particular tool is better then the other,..it simply means
that it is important to choose the correct tool.
If the point of the thread was to just argue, and when someone suggests one tool , reject the suggestion,... well it is all rather pointless.
Why bother asking if one all ready "thinks" they know ?
In the "quote" above, it says clearly, "apt and apt-get have no similar feature"
So in that case "aptitude" is the better tool,....
by Head_on_a_Stick » As to which is "better", well that depends on the situation
I wish I could learn to put things in such a clear, precise and short statement.