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Old 09-21-2011, 05:55 AM   #1
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How to retrieve a list of installed programs with aptitude?

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For listing installed packages it's not aptitude but dpkg:
dpkg -l
It's going to be a very long list, as every package is listed: about 2000! Using the GUI tool (synaptic, I think) is probably better. That should enable you to limit the display to installed items only.
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sudo wajig list-installed > installed.packages
This will write to a file (installed.packages in my example) all the installed packages on your system. It is nearly instantaneous.


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