Re: Cloning a debian system
> > dpkg --get-selections >> packages
> > and on the new machine
> > cat packages | dpkg --set-selections
> Hooray for the useless invocation of cat! =) Why not this one?
> dpkg --get-selections | cat > packages?
> Personally, I like this:
> dpkg --get-selections | ssh new-machine dpkg --set-selections
Very interesting. For backing up purposes, can this be used to "restore" your
machine to a prior state based on the "packages" file (down to reinstalling
the same versions of the packages, and removing any new ones).