Re: get pkg name
On Sat, Oct 28, 2006 at 04:16:04PM -0400, Douglas Tutty wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 28, 2006 at 09:13:54PM +0800, linux china wrote:
> > I don't mean adjusting the columns. you can see the package name is
> > cut, the words after libhtml-tree-p is missing, so I just want to
> > output the name & description which are needed, other information like
> > version isn't needed, so how to just output the package name &
> > description?
> > $ dpkg -l 'libhtml*'
> > ||/ Name Version Description
> > +++-==============-==============-============================================
> > un libhtml-format <none> (no description available)
> > ii libhtml-parser 3.55-1 A collection of modules that parse HTML
> > text
> Checking man dpkg, under -l it says to see dpkg-query for further info.
> Checking man dpkg-query under -l is the same.
> under -W, is the same as -l except the output can be customized
> using the --showformat option.
> Try that.
On my system (sarge) the following does what I think you want:
COLUMNS=130 dpkg -l|cut -c4-28,55-|tail +6
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