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Old 07-13-2009, 01:05 AM   #1
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have long file list; want to find word matches(package deletion purposes)

i listed all the packages on my debian system and downloaded a "kicklist.txt" from the internet. after i did the apt-get remove command on the kicklist.txt it didn't delete anything and stopped after saying 10 programs on the list weren't found.

since that didn't seem to work; i did a hpkg >> package.txt; so now im looking at a list of packages INSTALLED and a list of packages i want to DELETE and i just was wondering if i could do a simple diff or merge type command to find the matches, output to another txt and delete that list.
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i think maybe the kicklist is outdated. does anyone know of a kicklist for knoppix 6 adriane?
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Depending on what the kicklist looks like you could conceivably
feed it into a grep that you run against your list of installed
packages, e.g.:

grep -f kicklist packagelist



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