I'm working on a script to show differences between config files on a system and those provided in the original package. I have pretty much all of it working, except for using apt to download packages without being root. Is there a simple way to do this?
Edit: I've looked into the 'hacky' wget scripting type options, but the main issue I have is how you would determine which repo to attempt to get the package from. It's not included in any apt-cache output that I can see.