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Generate a list of installed packages on Debian-based systems

Terminal - Generate a list of installed packages on Debian-based systems
aptitude search ~i -F %p
2011-10-15 00:31:10
User: dbbolton
0
Generate a list of installed packages on Debian-based systems

This will print the name of every installed package on a Debian system.

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Terminal - Alternatives
dpkg --get-selections > LIST_FILE
2009-03-28 17:45:29
User: cammarin
11

This command is useful when you want to install the same packages on another fresh OS install for example. To do that, use:

sudo dpkg --set-selections < LIST_FILE
dpkg -l

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