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Bug#618776: searching for hold will match packages with that name

On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 12:23:42PM +0000, Owen Dunn wrote:
> Package: release-notes
> Chapter 4 of the squeeze release notes asks one to search for holds
> by typing:
> dpkg --get-selections | grep hold
> This will erroneously match any packages whose names contain the
> string `hold'

Probably the following would be a better alternative:

dpkg --get-selections |egrep '\shold$' 



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