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Re: script to list installed packages

Nick Hastings wrote:

* Dave Carrigan <dave@rudedog.org> [040130 00:46]:
On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 07:58:36PM +0900, Nick Hastings wrote:
No I don't think so, note the "-w" flag. It will only match if the
package name _is_ "install".

That is correct, the -w flag makes it catch the entire word "install", not *install*.

Also, this will miss held packages.

My apologies you are correct here.

Better would be

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

Oops, now you will match with "uninstall"...
Yes, you'll match "deinstall"

I think the best way would be
      dpkg --get-selections \* | egrep -w 'hold|install'

or perhaps this status
doesn't exist anymore? Anyone know all possible statuses that can be
reported by dpkg --get-selections?
I think they are limited to "install", "deinstall", "hold", and "purge", but I could be mistaken.



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