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Old 05-11-2006, 01:27 AM   #1
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command to list installed applications

is there a command in linux which will list names of all the applications installed on your system?

If there is anything which does something related to this also please let me know.

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Listing all of the packages installed may be more useful.
On an RPM based system you could use
rpm -q --all.
You could also browse the installation gui program. Different distro's will have a different program for installing new packages or browsing installed packages. In YaST for instance, you can select the installation summary. For Mandrake linux, you can use rpmdrake.

Also, look in /usr/share/doc/packages. Many applications you installed have a subdirectory. Each one will have a short README file.

You could also write a script to list the contents of each directory in your PATH variable.
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thank you

thank you for the reply,

well i am searching for the command in solaris. sorry that i forgot to mention it in my last thread.

Do u know any command in solaris which will do the same?
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You can use:
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you may also want to look at the contents of /usr/bin, /usr/sbin and /usr/local/bin and /usr/local/sbin. That is a start. Besides that, you will have commands in other locations (for instance /etc/vx/bin) if you have veritas volume manager and so forth.
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Originally Posted by csy2329
Do u know any command in solaris which will do the same?
You can try "/usr/bin/prodreg". It is the graphical interface for Solaris product registry.


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