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Re: Question on dpkg -l output.

On 21 de dezembro de 2018 20:24, aprekates wrote:
> In a new installed system with Debian 9.6
> $ dpkg -l
> will list only packages with 'ii' state and a couple of 'rc'.
> But if i  run:
> $ dpkg -l w*
> i will get a dozen also of 'un' packages.
> So i dont understand the logic of altering the output when
> i use a pattern . I would expect to see only 'ii' packages starting
> from the letter 'w' .
> Also i dont understand why in a new system dpkg would know
> anything about uninstalled packages!

dpkg -l w*
will be expanded by the shell (if there is any file starting with w in the current directory). 

Have you tried
dpkg -l 'w*' 

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