Get all available packages on Ubuntu (or any distro that uses apt)

sudo apt-cache dumpavail | grep Package | cut -d ' ' -f 2 > available.packages

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By: mered
2013-05-18 20:42:22

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What Others Think

FYI, I got a little bit of garbage in the list until changing 'grep Package' to 'grep Package:'
Vilemirth · 248 weeks and 5 days ago

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