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Re: script to list installed packages

On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 07:58:36PM +0900, Nick Hastings wrote:

> Careful, dpkg --get-selections doesn't always list only installed
> packages
> Try:
> dpkg --get-selections | grep -w install | cut -f1

To be pedantic, this will fail if a package has the string "install" in
its name and is in a non-installed state. Also, this will miss held
packages. Better would be

  dpkg --get-selections | awk '$2 ~ "install|hold" {print $1}'

Dave Carrigan
Seattle, WA, USA
dave@rudedog.org | http://www.rudedog.org/ | ICQ:161669680

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