Re: dpkg -l format
On Tue, Oct 05, 1999 at 12:44:10AM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> I'm not sure if this has been discussed extensively before on
> debian-devel, but a quick search of the mailing list archives didn't
> turn up anything, so here goes:
There are open bugs against dpkg on this, IIRC.
> I have
> to grep /var/lib/dpkg/status, and remove things by hand, when
> what I really want to do is dpkg -l '*netscape*' | xargs dpkg --purge.
grep-status -Pe '.*netscape.*' | grep-dctrl -FStatus -sPackage -n \
'install ok installed' | xargs dpkg --purge
grep-status and grep-dctrl are in package grep-dctrl.
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