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find files in $PATH that were not installed through dpkg

Terminal - find files in $PATH that were not installed through dpkg
echo -e "${PATH//://\n}" >/tmp/allpath; grep -Fh -f /tmp/allpath /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.list|grep -vxh -f /tmp/allpath >/tmp/installedinpath ; find ${PATH//:/ } |grep -Fxv -f /tmp/installedinpath
2009-09-09 05:33:14
User: kamathln
Functions: echo find grep
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find files in $PATH that were not installed through dpkg

OS: Debian based (or those that use dpkg)

Equivalent to doing a dpkg -S on each file in $PATH, but way faster.

May report files generated though postinstall scripts and such. For example . It will report /usr/bin/vim .. which is not not a file installed directly by dpkg, but a link generated by alternatives hooks

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Terminal - Alternatives

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Why negative votes? Didn't it work? You don't like distro specefic commands? Was the command too long? Please tell me.

Comment by kamathln 303 weeks and 6 days ago

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