"Clone" a list of installed packages from one Debian/Ubuntu Server to another

apt-get install `ssh root@host_you_want_to_clone "dpkg -l | grep ii" | awk '{print $2}'`

2011-05-10 13:33:51

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Habitual · 588 weeks ago
Could run into argument-list-length problems and root-login-disabled problems, but both of these can be solved by making this command longer. Excellent idea, though. +1.
kaedenn · 588 weeks ago
"grep -E ^ii" better "aptitude search -F '%100p' '~i!~M'" best
bandie91 · 588 weeks 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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