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Old 10-30-2005, 10:49 PM   #1
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better way to organize packages?

i'm trying to find a way to sort installed packages by size, date installed, etc; can't find a way to do this with kpackage, synaptic, or aptitude. any other ways to do this?
Old 10-31-2005, 07:28 AM   #2
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By size: dpkg-query -W --showformat='${Installed-Size} ${Package}\n' | sort -n
Not sure about date and I'm not on a debian box now, you do the googling
Old 11-21-2005, 08:21 PM   #3
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Cool, worked on my SimplyMEPIS box. Time to RTFM for dpkg-query.

dpkg-query -W --showformat='${Installed-Size} ${Package}\n' \
 | sort -n                                                  \
 | awk  '{printf "%8d  %s\n",$1,$2}'                        \
 | less
gave a really nice output


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