Display packages and versions on Debian/Ubuntu distrib

dpkg-query -Wf '${Package} - ${Version}\n' | sort -n
Need admin right to run dpkg-query
Sample Output
aaphoto - 0.41-1ubuntu1
accountsservice - 0.6.15-2ubuntu9.3
acl - 2.2.51-5ubuntu1
acpid - 1:2.0.10-1ubuntu3
acpi-support - 0.140
activity-log-manager-common - 0.9.4-0ubuntu3
activity-log-manager-control-center - 0.9.4-0ubuntu3
adduser - 3.113ubuntu2
adium-theme-ubuntu - 0.3.2-0ubuntu1
aften - 0.0.8+git20100105-0ubuntu2
aircrack-ng - 1:1.1-1.1build1
aisleriot - 1:3.2.3.2-0ubuntu1
alacarte - 0.13.2-2ubuntu4
alien - 8.86
...

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By: Nicolargo
2012-08-22 10:53:48

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