List all installed Debian packages

dpkg --get-selections | grep -v deinstall | cut -f 1
Should work on all systems that use dpkg and APT package management.
Sample Output
acpi
acpi-support
acpi-support-base
acpid
adduser
anacron
ant
antlr
apmd
apt
apt-utils
aptitude
aspell

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By: odoepner
2009-07-29 14:37:36

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Why not: dpkg -l | grep ^i
Coolinger · 463 weeks and 6 days ago
Because dpkg -l | grep ^i will give extra info that you don't want in 'Package List' :)
KartikMistry · 463 weeks and 6 days ago
--get-selections is nice because you can save the output and then send it back into dpkg with --set-selections so you don't have to go remembering all those package names when doing a fresh install.
bwoodacre · 463 weeks and 5 days ago

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