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Old 12-14-2010, 12:30 AM   #1
Mrpnut08
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Question Any practical way to see which programs do i have on my system?


Hi, i just started on Linux (out of curiosity)

i just made a full install on Slackware, and i would like to know of there's any way to find a way to see which programs i have installed on my system with out having to peek around on the folders. im still getting the hang of navigating through my new Linux system and its still a bit difficult for me.
 
Old 12-14-2010, 01:40 AM   #2
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You can do a:
Code:
ls /var/log/packages
...to see all the Slackware packages you have installed.
 
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:01 AM   #3
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Thanks that was what i was looking for.

By the way does it work in different distros?
 
Old 12-14-2010, 11:04 AM   #4
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By the way does it work in different distros?
No, it's Slackware specific. Different package management systems (RPM, APT, etc) will have their own ways of getting the same information.
 
Old 12-14-2010, 12:35 PM   #5
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Thanks to both Nylex and win32sux for answering my question.
 
Old 12-17-2010, 02:46 AM   #6
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No problem. You may consider marking this thread as solved now (look under "Thread Tools" at the top). Also, you might want to put Slackware specific questions in the Slackware forum next time (especially if they're related to Slackware's development, as several of the team frequent that forum).
 
  


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