Re: Cleaning Up Alternatives
Kushal Kumaran(firstname.lastname@example.org) is reported to have said:
> On 5/23/07, Wayne Topa <email@example.com> wrote:
> >Mike McClain(firstname.lastname@example.org) is reported to have said:
> >> If these leftovers are due to packages removed but not purged, this
> >> will tell you:
> >> grep -B1 "Status: deinstall ok config-files" /var/lib/dpkg/status \
> >> | grep "Pac" | cut -d" " -f2
> >> and
> >> for f in $( the above line ); do dpkg -P $f; done
> >> will clean up.
> >Thanks for this jewel Mike! I am still trying to grok the " -f2.
> It's easy enough. -d" " sets the delimiter to space instead of the
> default TAB, and -f2 selects the second field according to that
> delimiter. See the cut(1) manpage.
> Try running the pipeline without the final cut to see.
Duh. Thanks. I was too dumb to even see the cut command. I was
looking only in man grep. More then clear now!
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