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Re: Listing only the package names with dpkg?

On Tue, 3 Oct 2000, Preben Randhol wrote:

-|I'm trying to list out all the packages I have installed on my system.
-|I can do a dpkg -l, but I only want the package names not the rest, as
-|I'm going to use the package names.
-|dpkg -l gives:
-|ii  xfonts-scalabl 3.3.6-2        scalable fonts for X
-|ii  xfree86-common 3.3.6-10       X Window System (XFree86) infrastructure
-|I would like to have:
-|I've been looking through the man page, but I cannot find out how to
-|achieve this.

I'm new to Debian (not to Linux/UNIX) but you could pipe the
results through "cut".  For example:

dpkg -l | cut -c 5-30 > my_log_file

This will output only columns 5-30 of the output.

Christopher W. Aiken, Scenery Hill, Pa, USA
chris at cwaiken dot com,   www.cwaiken.com
Current O/S: Debian 2.2 GNU/Linux

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