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Re: apt-get listing?



--- Michael Z Daryabeygi <mzd@sligowebworks.com> wrote:
> does apt-cache show packages available from your sources list or 
> packages that have been downloaded?

They show both.

If you want a quickish way of determining if a package is installed
(there's lots of ways one can do this), you can do:

$ apt-cache policy <pkgname> | grep Installed

Example:

$ apt-cache policy fvwm | grep Installed
  Installed: 2.5.12-4

$ apt-cache policy kde | grep Installed
  Installed: (none)

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