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Print sorted list of all installed packages (Debian)

Terminal - Print sorted list of all installed packages (Debian)
aptitude search -F "%p" --disable-columns ~i
2011-03-15 01:14:30
User: stubby
Print sorted list of all installed packages (Debian)

You can then do all the processing you wish... It's already sorted and only installed packages are listed.

EDIT: Now contains formatting option to list only package names! Also, disables truncating long package names.

NOTE: it's tilda i not dash i


There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
perl -m'AptPkg::Cache' -le '$c=AptPkg::Cache->new; for (keys %$c){ push @a, $_ if $c->{$_}->{'CurrentState'} eq 'Installed';} print for sort @a;'
2011-03-14 23:56:43
User: dbbolton
Functions: perl sort

A space-padded version:

perl -m'AptPkg::Cache' -e '$c=AptPkg::Cache->new; for (keys %$c){ push @a, $_ if $c->{$_}->{'CurrentState'} eq 'Installed';} print "$_ " for sort @a;'
dpkg --get-selections | awk '$2=="install" {print $1}' | sort

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`aptitude search ~i` prints more than just the package names-- it's essentially the same as `dpkg -l`.

Comment by dbbolton 271 weeks and 5 days ago

Noted, check the newer version. See the aptitude man pages for more formatting options. Also, the aptitude reference manual.

Comment by stubby 271 weeks and 5 days ago

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