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Old 10-27-2005, 12:08 PM   #1
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Apt-get: How to remove software without knowing package name?


Is there any easy way to find the package name of a piece of software so i can remove it with apt-get? Is there a way to see a list of all the packages on my computer?
 
Old 10-27-2005, 12:22 PM   #2
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This is what you need to do:

1. Open a console window
2. Type "dpkg --list"
3. You may want to pipe (redirect) that to a program called "less" since the list will be long (type "dpkg --list | less")



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Old 10-27-2005, 12:50 PM   #3
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Thanks

In case anyone else is wondering the same thing, i found another command that lets you search for keywords in your packages:

apt-cache search keyword
 
Old 10-27-2005, 01:06 PM   #4
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apt-cache search keyword

I believe that command will give you a list of packages installed and not installed. The other command is only for packages that are installed on your system, which is what you requested in your first post.



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Old 10-27-2005, 01:14 PM   #5
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rpm -qa

use "rpm -qa | grep <something>"
if you have an approximate idea of what you're looking for
 
  


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