List all ubuntu installed packages in a single line

dpkg --get-selections | grep -v deinstall | sort -u | cut -f 1 | tr '\r\n' ' ' | sed '$s/ $/\n/'
This command lists all currently installed packages in ubuntu in a single line, for example to use later with apt install.
Sample Output
accountsservice acl acpid acpi-support adduser adwaita-icon-theme aisleriot alsa-base alsa-utils amd64-microcode anacron apg apparmor app-install-data-partner apport-gtk apport apport-symptoms appstream apt-clone apt-config-icons aptdaemon-data aptdaemon apt apturl-common apturl ... xserver-xorg-video-vesa xserver-xorg-video-vmware xul-ext-ubufox xwayland xxd xz-utils yaru-theme-gnome-shell yaru-theme-gtk yaru-theme-icon yaru-theme-sound yelp yelp-xsl zenity-common zenity zerofree zip zlib1g:amd64

By: bugmenot
2019-08-26 15:16:21

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