I need to can configure the APT "/var/cache/apt/archives" Cache.


  1. Set "Maximum Folder Cache Size"
  2. Get/Set "How much time, have to be passed, to remove an older version of a DEB file"."

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After some researches I found the solution:

to change the APT Cache Settings create a new file like /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/99_new_file, with a content similar the following one:

APT::Archives::MaxAge "0";
APT::Archives::MinAge "0";
APT::Archives::MaxSize "2000";

and to get a specific value use a command like this:

apt-config dump | grep 'APT::Archives::MaxAge' | cut -d'"' -f2

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