Print sorted list of all installed packages (Debian)

aptitude search -F "%p" --disable-columns ~i
You can then do all the processing you wish... It's already sorted and only installed packages are listed. EDIT: Now contains formatting option to list only package names! Also, disables truncating long package names. NOTE: it's tilda i not dash i

By: stubby
2011-03-15 01:14:30

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`aptitude search ~i` prints more than just the package names-- it's essentially the same as `dpkg -l`.
dbbolton · 553 weeks and 2 days ago
Noted, check the newer version. See the aptitude man pages for more formatting options. Also, the aptitude reference manual.
stubby · 553 weeks and 2 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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