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Show one line summaries of all DEB packages installed on Ubuntu based on pattern search

Terminal - Show one line summaries of all DEB packages installed on Ubuntu based on pattern search
dpkg --list '*linux*' | grep '^ii'
2009-02-13 17:05:37
User: piyo
Functions: grep
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Show one line summaries of all DEB packages installed on Ubuntu based on pattern search

I sometimes want to know what packages are installed on my Ubuntu system. I still haven't figured out how to use aptitude effectively, so this is the next best thing. This allows finding by name.

The grep '^ii' limits the display to only installed packages. If this is not specified, then it includes listing of non-installed packages as well.

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Piping dpkg output through some command is also a great way to get the full package name. I used to get frustrated when doing a

dpkg -l 'linux*'

...since the package name would get chopped off after 14 characters. Simply piping things through 'cat' will print the whole package name:

dpkg -l 'linux*' | cat
Comment by mulad 296 weeks and 3 days ago

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