Shows all packages installed that are recommended by other packages

aptitude search '?and( ?automatic(?reverse-recommends(?installed)), ?not(?automatic(?reverse-depends(?installed))) )'
Shows the packages installed on your system that are recomemnded by other packages. You should remove these packages.
Sample Output
i A autopoint                       - The autopoint program from GNU gettext    
i A colord                          - system service to manage device colour pro
i A contractor                      - Service for sharing data with registered a
i A crda                            - wireless Central Regulatory Domain Agent  
i A cryptsetup-bin                  - disk encryption support - command line too

By: wei2912
2012-07-28 05:45:21

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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