dpkg -l | grep ^ri | awk '{print $2 " install"}' | sudo dpkg --set-selections

dpkg - undo selection of installed packages for deinstall

If you run dpkg --clear-selections or have otherwise selected installed packages for deinstall, but want to undo it, run this. It will set all installed packages back to installed status so that they won't be removed by commands like "dpkg -Pa"

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2013-11-23 06:41:18

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