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Bug#92263: dpkg --list truncates package names?


The COLUMNS (and LINES) variable - by default - is set by the terminal software when you resize the window (or change resolution in text mode). No problem, perfect! :-) My problem is the above mentioned. If you redirect the output of "dpkg -l", then it uses an internal default (?) value of 80, so the package names a stripped. So I cannot use the output of "dpkg -l" for scripting. I would expect a similar behaviour to "ps". Try "ps auxf", and try "ps auxf | cat".

Thanks, Nil.

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